Alabaster looking to repave several streets

Alabaster will repave several city roads this summer. (File)

Alabaster will repave several city roads this summer. (File)

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

Alabaster is looking to have fresh coats of asphalt on several roads throughout the city by the time school starts in August, city leaders said during a May 12 City Council work session.

The city likely will bid out about 18 repaving projects on May 27 before the City Council decides if it will accept the bids during a mid-June meeting, Alabaster City Manager George Henry said during the work session.

If the bids are approved in June, crews will begin repaving the streets “about 10 days later,” Henry said, noting the city will work to have the projects completed before school starts in early August.

Henry said the repaving projects will be covered by gas tax money already included in the city’s budget.

Alabaster is looking to repave the following roads and subdivisions:

-Lacey’s Grove

-Cross Creek

-Lake Ridge

-Seams Way – Wynlake

-Plaza Circle

-Glenn Abbey Way

-Chestnut Drive (downhill slope)

-Winterhaven Drive (to complete loop)

-Tahiti Terrace (several failed areas out to Caribbean)

-Portions of Scottsdale

-Woodland Hills – Red Oak

-Hickory Street (section from Oak down to cul-de-sac)

-Fifth Court Northwest and Fifth Avenue Northwest

-10th Avenue Southeast (U.S. 31 to Old Highway 31)

-Arrow Drive (Section from Shelby County 95 up hill toward Navajo Trail)

-11th Street Southwest and Third Avenue Southwest up to 12th Street Southwest

The city also is bidding out repaving projects on Stadium Drive and in the parking lot of Thompson High School, both of which will be funded by the Alabaster Board of Education.