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Brookhaven kicks off 2017 summer paving season

Post Date:06/02/2017 4:46 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Brookhaven kicks off 2017 summer paving season
Record-setting contract will pave approximately 10 percent of City roads

Brookhaven, GA, June 2, 2017 – Brookhaven Mayor John Ernst and Mayor Pro Tem Bates Mattison rolled up their sleeves and went to work as the first truckloads of new asphalt were delivered at Woodsdale Road in Brookhaven.

In April, the Brookhaven City Council approved a $4.72 million contract for road paving, the most aggressive in City history.  Since Brookhaven’s inception, 18.8 percent of the City’s 120 miles of roads have been repaved.  With an additional 10.7 miles of resurfacing, rehabilitation or reconstruction planned in 2017, nearly 28 percent of Brookhaven’s city roads will be less than 4 years old.

Brookhaven’s Public Works Director Hari Karikaran explains that the overall quality of Brookhaven’s roads has been improving utilizing the Pavement Condition Index (PCI) rating system. 

“In 2013, the average PCI of all roads was a 60, which is considered in the fair range.  By 2016 the PCI improved to a 64.  We want to increase that average rating into the very good and excellent ranges by addressing the roads in the greatest state of distress,” said Brookhaven Public Works Director Hari Karikaran.

Weather permitting, paving on all 58 streets should be substantially complete by the end of September, with final repairs and punch list items complete by November.

As paving work continues throughout the summer, the City of Brookhaven is committed to keeping residents and stakeholders informed of progress.  Brookhaven will distribute notices to residents in areas that will be directly affected by the road construction work two weeks in advance of construction activities.  Road work on specific streets will also be identified on Brookhaven’s Twitter and Facebook pages, as well as the Brookhaven website at www.BrookhavenGa.gov.

Media Contact:
David Delgado
Management Policy Analyst/Communications
404-637-0741
david.delgado@brookhavenga.gov

 

 

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