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Brookhaven expands its 2017 paving program

Cost savings create opportunities for better roads

Post Date:09/26/2017 4:26 PM

Brookhaven, GA, Sept. 26, 2017 – Brookhaven’s record-breaking paving season has gotten even larger, thanks to good contract management.

In April, the Brookhaven City Council approved a $4.72 million contract for paving 58 streets for a total of 10.7 lane-miles of asphalt.  Due to cost savings totaling approximately $1 million dollars, 1.5 lane-miles of roads covering eight streets are being expedited from the 2018 paving schedule. 

“This allows us to address more of the roads in the greatest need sooner, which in turn gives us some greater flexibility to identify and address paving issues in 2018,” said City Manager Christian Sigman.

The following streets are scheduled for paving between Oct. 9-31:

Street Name

From Street

To Street

Length

Ashton Trace

Mitchell Cove

Osborne Road

513 ft

Dogwood Terrace.

Wilford Drive.

E. Osborne Road.

860 ft

Duke Road

Skyland Drive

Georgian Dr. E

1,979 ft

Loraine Street.

Pine Grove Avenue.

Standard Drive

792 ft

Manville Drive

Archway Drive

Clairmont Road

908 ft

Mitchell Cove

SE end

NE end

897 ft

Peachtree View

Apple Valley Road.

Fernwood Circle.

992 ft

Wilford Drive

Green Meadows Lane

Camille Drive

995 ft

 

“We were able to realize significant savings by working closely with the winning contractor, C. W. Matthews, to implement a strategic paving schedule that included many road projects simultaneously.  Close monitoring of the schedule and the work product, coupled with great performance from C. W. Matthews, helped keep costs low,” said Public Works Director Hari Karikaran.

Road paving in Brookhaven, by year:

Year

Lane-miles of paving

Paving budget

2017

12.2

$4.72 million

2016

4.57

$1.4 million

2015

9.62

$2.54 million

2014

8.65

$1.74 million

2013

0

$230,000*

* Matching funds for LMIG grant applied in 2014.

“This is what Brookhaven is all about: Maximizing resources to get the biggest bang for the buck, and reinvesting the savings back into our community to improve everyone’s quality of life,” said Mayor John Ernst.  “We couldn’t make this progress without the commitment from the City Council to make Brookhaven’s roads the best they can be.”

From 2013-2016, 18.8 percent of the City’s 120 miles had been repaved.  With an additional 12.2 miles of road resurfacing or reconstruction this year, 29 percent of Brookhaven’s city roads will be less than 4 years old.

Weather permitting, paving on all 66 streets should be substantially complete by November.

 

 

 

 mayor-staff

June 2, 2017:  The 2017 paving season kickoff on Woodsdale Road in Brookhaven.  From left, Deputy Director of Public Works Andrew Thompson, Assistant City Manager Steve Chapman, City Manager Christian Sigman, Mayor John Ernst, and Public Works Director Hari Karikaran.

 

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