City Council approves contract for paving projects

Published 3:56 pm Monday, August 14, 2023

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Star Correspondent
The resurfacing of West G Street in Elizabethton will likely begin in the spring of 2024, city officials said Thursday.
During its monthly meeting, City Council members unanimously approved an asphalt street resurfacing contract for fiscal year 2023-2024 with Pavewell Paving
On May 12, 2022, City Council awarded Pavewell Paving the city resurfacing contract for the 2022-2023 fiscal year. The terms of that contract allowed both parties to extend the contract if all parties were in agreement.
The Elizabethton Street Department has identified several priorities in the city that are of the highest priority to be milled and resurfaced. The projects include two sections of West G Street, two sections of East C Street and a section of Maple Street, according to information provided by the city.
The sections on West G Street include a 6,769 foot portion between Carter Boulevard and Holston Avenue, as well as an approximately 2,000 foot portion between Sylvan Hill Road and Mary Patton Highway.
The sections on East C Street include a 415 portion between Lynn Avenue and Elm Street and a 392 section between Elm Street to the dead end of Maple. The 984-foot section of Maple Street between Cedar Avenue and Johnson Avenue is also on the list.
Work on G Street is expected to begin in the spring of 2024 due to ongoing work on West Elk Avenue and Broad Street, as well as the upcoming winter months.
The Street Department has $715,000 budgeted for asphalt resurfacing in the 2023-2024 fiscal budget. The pricing includes highway markings and stripings, which will be subcontracted out by Pavewell Paving.
Officials say paving costs are contingent on the actual condition of the streets and the quantity of asphalt used. If the costs exceed estimates, the paving project will be reduced starting with the last street on the list to bring the final cost within the $715,000 budget, according to the city.
The estimated cost for milling and resurfacing of the streets, as well as traffic control on busy West G Street, is approximately $698,787.80, according to the city.
The remaining $16,212.20 as well as any additional funding will be used towards the highest priority of asphalt repair to the roadways as determined by city staff.
Work on West G Street is estimated to last about three weeks.

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