Treadway on paving: ‘$410,100 will not go that far’

Published 10:57 pm Thursday, May 12, 2022

Some city streets will get much-needed paving after the Elizabethton City Council voted Thursday to accept Pave-Well Paving Company’s bid of $410,100 for work to begin in the fiscal year 2022-2023.

However, when the funds run out, the paving will end, council members said.

“From what I have heard from others, Pave-Well does a very good job,” said Street and Sanitation Manager Danny Hilbert. “We will be using virgin asphalt for the paving which means it is fresh asphalt and not milled.”

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The street department has identified the following streets that have been ranked from the highest priority:
– Hillside from Siam to Cody (approx. 2,700 feet)
– Parkway Blvd from W. Elk Ave to West G Street (approx. 1,075 feet)
– Burgie Street from Dakota Avenue to Hunter Avenue (approx. 700 feet)
– Burgie Street from Hunter Avenue to Hudson Avenue (approx. 875 feet)
– Dakota Avenue from West G Street to Burgie Street (approx. 650 feet)
– Happy Valley Street from Hunter Avenue to Dakota Avenue (approx. 584 feet)
– Happy Valley Street from Dakota Avenue to Williams Avenue (approx. 575 feet)
– Happy Valley Street from Dakota Avenue to Dead end (approx. 530 feet)
– Donna Avenue from Burgie Street to West G Street (approx. 655 feet)
– Hunter Avenue from Burgie Street to West G Street (approx. 642 feet)
– East Elk Avenue from Doe River Bridge to Main Street (approx. 239 feet)
– Powder Branch Road from Milligan Hwy to Slemp Lane (approx. 700 feet)
– East Doe Avenue from East F Street to Cedar Avenue (approx. 225 feet)
– East Doe Avenue from N. Watauga Avenue to N. Roan Street (approx. 565 feet)
– West Doe Avenue from N. Roan Street to Highschool Street (approx. 500 feet)
– Watauga Avenue from E. Elk Avenue to E. Doe Avenue (approx. 319 feet)
– Watauga Avenue from E. E Street to E. F Street (approx. 300 feet)
– Watauga Avenue from E. F Street to E. G Street (approx. 320 feet)
– Johnson Avenue from Stateline Road to Sycamore Street (approx. 300 feet)
– Johnson Avenue from Sycamore Street to Riverside Drive (approx. 480 feet)

Councilman Richard Barker also requested that Holly Lane from West G Street to West H Street be added to the list as well.

“I believe that we need to put more into that fund so more streets can be done,” said Councilman Jeff Treadway. “$410,100 will not go that far.”

The council also gave approval for three events in the city:
– Elizabethton Dance Club outdoor community dance on Saturday, May 28, from 5 to 9 p.m. on the third block of downtown, from the South Sycamore Street intersection to Riverside Drive. This closure is the same as the Car Club closure, which is already approved. The dance will host free lessons at the beginning of the event for participants and then a community-wide dance will take place for the duration of the event. Riverside Tap House and Big Dan’s BBQ will be sponsoring the event.
– The Cyclone Touchdown Club will host their Friday Night Lights 5K on Friday, July 29, from 8 to 10 p.m. The 5K, conducted by We Run Events, will begin and end at Dave Rider Field, located at T.A. Dugger Jr. High. Road closures are required from 8 to 9 p.m. for the safety of those participating. A special ceremony, recognition and awards will take place inside the football stadium at 9 p.m. upon the conclusion of the race.
– The 2022 Memorial Day Ceremony will be held at the Elizabethton-Carter County War Memorial from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Monday, May 30.