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Decatur council to consider repaving 110 streets

By Evan Belanger
evanb@decaturdaily.com · 340-2442

The Decatur City Council will consider Monday spending about $1.78 million on local paving projects.

Council President Billy Jackson, District 1, announced last week that the council will consider a proposal for repaving portions of 110 city streets.

The proposal calls for nearly 28 miles of local roads to be resurfaced by the end of 2008. It constitutes the first major paving project undertaken by the city since the current administration took power in
2004.

Specifics call for portions of 63 local roads to be resurfaced by the end of this year at a cost of $893,529. Another 47 roads will be resurfaced next year at a cost of $888,994, if the council passes the measure.

City Engineering and Public Works Director Mark Petersohn first released the proposal in late July. Since then, city councilmen have made some changes to the list, but Jackson said none of the changes are major.

According to the city’s finance department, the council has about $3.34 million at its disposal to complete the paving projects. Most of that came from a $2 million loan approved by the council in October. The remainder was appropriated from state gasoline tax revenue.

“Given available funding, additional sections may be added or removed as necessary,” Petersohn said in an e-mail to The Daily when the initial proposal was released.

Here is the final draft of the paving list to be considered by the council Monday:

Year 1

  • Second Avenue Southwest from Beard Street to Albert Street.

  • Second Avenue Southwest from Albert Street to Betty Street.

  • Third Street Northwest from Finley Drive to Fourth Avenue.

  • Third Street Northwest from Finely Drive to Fourth Avenue.

  • Sixth Avenue Northwest from Moulton Street to Third Street.

  • Eighth Avenue Northeast from new pavement to Moulton Street.

  • 11th Street Southeast from Sixth Avenue to 15th Avenue.

  • 11th Street Southeast from 15th Avenue to 19th Avenue.

  • 17th Avenue Southwest from Westmeade Drive to Betty Street.

  • 19th Avenue S.W from Rhodes Street to Betty Street

  • 20th Avenue at Stratford Road intersection.

  • 26th Avenue Southeast from 13th Street to 200 feet south of 13th Street.

  • Angus Drive complete.

  • Bradley Street Southwest from Everett Drive to box 519.

  • Bromwich Alley between box 402 and 436.

  • Brookmeade Road Southeast from CC Road to Meadowbrook Road.

  • Brownstone Avenue Southwest from Brownstone Road to Kathy Lane.

  • Carrington Drive from Duncansby Drive to Galahad Drive.

  • Carrington Drive from Galahad Drive to Modaus Drive.

  • Cedar Lake Road from train tracks to Sumac Road.

  • Cedar Lake Road from Sumac Road to Sandlin Road.

  • Cedar Lake Road from Sandlin Road to Spring Avenue.

  • Cherry Street Northeast from Bank Street to Ferry Street.

  • Clara Avenue Southwest from 400 block to 800 block.

  • Clearview Street Southwest from 400 block to 800 block.

  • Courtney Drive at the intersection of Cedar Lake Road.

  • Davis Street Northeast from Bank Street to Line Street.

  • Dogwood Lane Southeast from 13th Street to end.

  • Duncansby Drive from Carrington Street to McTavish Street.

  • Edgewood Street Southwest from Ewell Street to Spring Avenue.

  • Ferry Street Northeast from Church Street to Wilson Street.

  • Galahad Drive Southeast from Providence Drive to Augusta Drive.

  • Gordon Drive from Sixth Avenue to 10th Avenue.

  • Holly Street Northwest from Sixth Avenue to Eighth Avenue.

  • Holly Street Northwest from Second Avenue to Fourth Avenue.

  • Jackson Street Southeast from Maple Street to 16th Avenue.

  • Jackson Street Southeast from Second Avenue to Fourth Avenue Southeast

  • Jackson Street Southeast from Somerville Road to Maple Street.

  • Lenwood Drive Southeast from U.S. 31 South to Railroad Street.

  • Line Street Northeast from Church Street to Wilson Street.

  • Manassas Run from Valley Forge Street to Townsend Street.

  • Margarette Drive from Oxmoor Lane to Addie Drive.

  • Marion Street Southwest from 15th Avenue to box 1511.

  • Martha Street Southwest from Ewell Street to Eighth Avenue Southwest.

  • Montclaire Road Southwest from Montevallo Street to Vestavia Drive.

  • Montevallo Road Southwest from Montclair Road to Shadow Point Lane.

  • Morgan Avenue Southeast from Carridale Road to box 2213.

  • Noble Avenue Southwest from Rhodes Street to Patterson Street.

  • Pinehurst Drive Southwest from Longbow to new pavement.

  • Prospect Drive Southwest from Sixth Avenue to Eighth Avenue.

  • Quince Drive Southeast from Pennylane Southeast to Fleetwood Drive.

  • Richmond Street Southwest from Winthrop Drive to Carrington Drive.

  • Robinson Street Southwest from Flicker Road to box 227.

  • Runnymeade Street Southwest from LeeAnn Street to Westmeade Drive.

  • Springview Street Southwest from Chaucer Street to Harpeth Road.

  • Sycamore Street Northwest from Vine Street to Church Street.

  • Tangled Drive Southwest from Longbow Drive to Tammy Street.

  • Vernon Street Southwest from Dianne Street to 17th Avenue.

  • Walnut Street Northwest from Bank Street to Railroad Street.

  • Wayne Circle at Mountainview intersection.

  • East-bound lane of West Moulton Street from Memorial Drive to Gordon Street.

  • West-bound lane of West Moulton Street from Fourth Avenue to Eighth Avenue.

  • Westmeade Street Southwest from Auburn Drive to Hermitage Drive.

  • Winthrop Drive Southwest from Carrington Drive to box 2816.

  • Woodmont Drive Southeast from 20th Avenue to new pavement.

  • Woodmont Drive Southeast from 20th Avenue to Meadowbrook Road.

    Year 2

  • 14th Street Southwest from Central Avenue to Austinville/Flint Road.

  • First Street Southwest from 12th Avenue to West-end intersection.

  • Fourth Avenue Northwest from new pavement to Finley Drive.

  • Fourth Avenue Northwest from Second Street to Moulton Street.

  • Sixth Street Northwest from Washington Street to 10th Avenue.

  • Eighth Avenue Southeast from Delano Park to Eighth Street.

  • 10th Avenue Northwest at Fifth Street intersection.

  • 13th Avenue Northwest from 50 feet south of First Street to Fifth Street.

  • Bellemeade Street Southwest from Sandlin Road to Beltline Road.

  • Betty Street Southwest from 50 feet west of Danville Road.

  • Byron Avenue Southwest from Runnymeade Avenue to Rutledge Street.

  • Castleman Avenue Southwest from Runnymeade Avenue to Rutledge Street.

  • Cedar Street Southwest from Spring Avenue to Clara Avenue

  • Circle Drive Southeast from Lower River Road to end.

  • College Street Southeast from 16th Avenue to 18th Avenue.

  • Danville Road from Carridale Road to Beltline Road.

  • Eastwood Drive from Regency Boulevard to Beltline Road.

  • Gaslight Place.

  • High Street cul-de-sac.

  • High Place Street at Stratford Place.

  • Indian Hills Road from North Horseshoe Bend Drive, to 200 feet past Burningtree Mountain.

  • Knight Street Southeast from Sixth Avenue to Basset Avenue Southeast.

  • Kooken Avenue Southwest from Cedar Street to Bruce Street.

  • Line Street Northeast from Wilson Street to Market Street.

  • Longbow Drive Southwest from Rigel Drive to Pinehurst Drive.

  • Middleton Street Southwest from Kathy Lane to Byron Avenue.

  • Minor Hill Road from Joe Davis Road to Norris Mill Road.

  • Mountainview Drive from Hickory Hills Road to end.

  • Newman Avenue Southwest from Blueberry Circle to Daniel Street.

  • Pennylane Southeast from Harrison Street to 11th Street.

  • Pennylane Southeast from Harrison Street to Eighth Street.

  • Primrose Place Southwest from Azalea Circle to Betty Street.

  • Ragland Street Southwest from Runnymeade Avenue to Noble Avenue.

  • Regency Boulevard from Point Mallard Drive to end.

  • Rutledge Street Southwest from Runnymeade Avenue to Kathy Lane.

  • Sherman Street Southeast from 16th Avenue to Maple Street.

  • Sommerville Road from 11th Street to Country Club Road.

  • Springdale Road Southeast from Pennylane to end.

  • State Avenue Southwest from Austin Street to Cedar Street.

  • Stratford Place cul-de-sac.

  • Stratford Place at Stratford Road intersection.

  • Tammy Street Southwest from Central Avenue to Wheat Avenue.

  • Thomas Drive Southwest from Terrehaute Avenue to 16th Avenue.

  • Trenton Drive at Trenton Place.

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