From the city of Snellville:
When warmer temperatures arrive, the city’s Department of Public Works is ready to fix up 12 Snellville streets.
On Jan. 13, the mayor and city council approved the nearly $500,000 project which will patch, mill and resurface a dozen roads in the city, according to a news release from Snellville spokesman Brian Arrington.
Club, Empire, Knollwood and Millbrook drives; Masonwood Circle and New London Place in the Nob Hill area; and Inlet Cove Court and Terrace, Inlet Lake Place, Parkside Way, Emerson Lake Drive and Brookhill Court were all tapped for the project which could begin in late February. Weather permitting, the project could be completed within three weeks after work begins.
Residents living on the 12 roads identified for work in this year’s project should look for signs telling them when construction is scheduled to begin.
“They need to look for signs with a start date because cars can’t be on the street during paving,” said DPW Director Gaye Johnson.
The contract for the project was awarded to locals E.R. Snell Contactor Inc., which was the low bidder on the project, according to city documents.
To pay for the project, funds will be taken from the state’s Local Maintenance Improvement Grant in the amount of $138,564.35 and $300,000 from the city’s capital paving expense. The remaining funds will come from Special Local Option Sales Tax funds, city officials said.
Deciding whether or not a street sees repair work is based on a ratings system that identified which streets are in most need of work. DPW crews have the roads mapped on a Geographic Information System which identifies the city’s troubled streetscapes.