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Approval of Brookhaven’s record-setting paving contract ensures safer and smoother rides for commuters

Post Date:04/12/2017 7:19 PM

Media Contacts:
Burke Brennan
Director of Communications
404-637-0709
burke.brennan@brookhavenga.gov

Ann Marie Quill
Communications Manager
404-637-0508
annmarie.quill@brookhavenga.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Approval of Brookhaven’s record-setting paving contract ensures safer and smoother rides for commuters

Brookhaven, GA, Apr. 12, 2017 – The Brookhaven City Council approved a $4.72 million contract for road paving, the most aggressive in City history.

“Maintaining our road infrastructure, after many years of neglect, is a crucial factor for the long-term success of Brookhaven, said City Manager Christian Sigman. “It’s a quality of life issue for our residents, it’s a public safety issue for first responders, and it’s an economic development issue for our business community.”

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% of Brookhaven’s city roads will be less than 4 years old.

Road paving in Brookhaven, by year:

Year

Miles of paving

Paving budget

2017

10.7 mi.

$4.72 million

2016

4.57 mi.

$1.4 million

2015

9.62 mi.

$2.54 million

2014

8.65 mi.

$1.74 million

2013

0 mi.

$230,000*

* Matching funds for LMIG grant applied in 2014.

“Road paving is one of bedrock services of local government.  It’s very satisfying to get into high gear in addressing the backlog that’s on the books,” said Mayor John Ernst.  “Until now, it’s been mostly light resurfacing.  This contract allows us to delve deeper into more comprehensive road rehabilitations and road reconstructions.”

Brookhaven uses a Pavement Condition Index (PCI) to determine the quality of the asphalt of the road on a scale of 0 to 100, with 100 representing the best condition possible.  This approach uses a scientific criteria for prioritizing road repairs and improvements.

Brookhaven’s Public Works Director Hari Karikaran explains that the overall quality of Brookhaven’s roads has been improving.

“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, which is only one point away from the good range.  Of course, we want to move that average into the very good and excellent ranges across the board,” said Karikaran.  “As it stands now, we are only dealing with the worst roads.  After we clear this list, we’ll have a new list of critical roads to address.”

The approval of the $4.72 million contract to C.W. Matthews means paving work should begin in June, shortly after the end of the school year to minimize traffic impact.  Weather permitting, paving on all 59 streets should be substantially complete in 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.

The 59 streets that were selected for resurfacings, rehabilitations and reconstructions using the Pavement Condition Index, are as follows:

2017 Road Repair List

STREET

FROM

TO

MILES

ALDEN PLACE DR

Caldwell Rd

NW End

0.042

ANTIOCH DR

Mabry Rd

Georgia Ave

0.314

ARAGON WAY

North Thompson Rd

Ashford Rd

0.177

ASHFORD PT

South End

Harts Mill Rd

0.068

BAILIFF CT

West End

Osborne

0.144

BATTLEFORD CT

South End

W Nancy Creek Dr

0.116

BELLAIRE DR

Peachtree Rd

Bellaire Dr

0.177

BEVERLY WOODS CT

SW End

Chamblee Dunwoody Rd

0.233

BRAMBLEWOOD DR

Buford Hwy

NW End

0.279

BROOKHAVEN CLOSE

SW End

Ashford Dunwoody Rd

0.141

BROOKHAVEN GLN

Osborne Rd

NE End

0.104

BROOKHAVEN TRCE

SW End

Ashford Dunwoody Rd

0.14

BUBBLING CREEK RD

Donaldson Dr

Harts Mill Rd

0.581

CHAMDUN PL

West End

Chamblee Dunwoody Rd

0.138

CHESHIRE WAY

Caldwell Rd

Valvedere Dr

0.192

CHESSON CT

W Nancy Creek Dr

NW End

0.055

CLUB DR

E Club Ct

Peachtree Rd

0.137

DICKSON ST

South End

Windsor Pkwy

0.106

 


2017 Road Repair List, Continued

STREET

FROM

TO

MILES

DORBY CLOSE

Dorby Park Dr

NE End

0.038

DORBY PARK DR

Osborne Rd

East End

0.119

DUNCAN DR

Bragg St

Georgian Ter

0.174

DUNWOODY TERRACE

E Nancy Creek Dr

North End

0.064

ETOWAH DR

Appalachee Dr

Oostanaula Dr

0.093

FAIRHILL LN

Fairway Cir

East End

0.084

FAIRWAY CIR

Brookshire Ln

Fairhill Ln

0.084

FALA PL

South End

Windsor Pkwy

0.062

FERNWOOD CIR

Sylvan Cir

Dresden Dr

0.146

FLOWERLAND DR

Harts Mill Rd

Watkins Pl

0.282

FORESTA CT

SW End

Granger Dr

0.134

FOX GLEN CT

Harts Mill Rd

North End

0.236

GEORGIA AVE

Madison Ave

Antioch Dr

0.059

GRANGER CT

West End

Granger Dr

0.119

GREENWOOD CLOSE

Evergreen Dr

City Limits

0.047

HARTS MILL LN

Harts Mill Rd

Harts Mill Rd

0.557

HAVEN BROOK LN

Osbrone Rd

East End

0.118

HAVEN BROOK PL

West End

Haven Brook Ln

0.035

HAVEN GLEN LN

West End

Osborne Rd

0.145

HILLVIEW AVE

South End

Windsor Pkwy

0.098

JONATHAN LN

Fairway Cir

North End

0.116

LANIER DR

Windsor Pkwy

Hearst Dr

0.271

MADISON AVE

Georgia Ave

Antioch Dr

0.142

MENDELL CIR

West End

Osborne Rd

0.219

NEWHAVEN CIR

Harts Mill Rd

North End

0.058

OOSTANAULA DR

South End

Canoochee Dr

0.256

 

 

2017 Road Repair List, Continued

STREET

FROM

TO

MILES

PARK AVE

West End

Apple Valley Rd

0.047

PARK CREEK CV

West End

Park Creek Ln

0.05

PARK CREEK LN

NW End

Donaldson Dr

0.182

PARK VISTA DR

Lenox Park Blvd

NE End

0.175

POPLAR SPRINGS DR

Drew Valley Rd

Drew Valley Rd

0.308

STRATFIELD DR

NW End

Stratfield Cir

0.469

TANBARK CT

South End

Hampton Hall Dr

0.056

TELFAIR WAY

Johnson Ferry Rd

SE End

0.09

TRENTWOOD PL

N Thompson Rd

Ashford Rd

0.232

WATKINS PL

Harts Mill Rd

Flowerland Dr

0.265

WILMONT DR

West End

Clairmont Rd

0.18

WOODROW WAY

Windsor Pkwy

Breton Ct

0.671

WOODSDALE RD

Goodwin Rd

Breton Ct

0.231

WYCHERLY CT

Ragley Hall Rd

SE End

0.037

WYNDALE CT

West End

Chamblee Dunwoody Rd

0.136

 

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