By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor
ALABASTER – Alabaster leaders said crews will begin repaving portions of several city streets by early August, and have already completed repaving projects on Stadium Drive and portions of the Thompson High School parking lot.
“They should be ready to start next week,” City Manager George Henry said during a July 28 City Council pre-meeting work session.
During the meeting, the council voted to approve an amended resolution for the repaving project after the project’s contractor, Wiregrass Construction, determined it needed about 3,600 tons of asphalt to complete the paving projects.
In late June, the council voted to accept a $272,405 bid from Wiregrass Construction to fund about 2,400 tons of asphalt.
As a result of the increased asphalt tonnage, the project now comes with a $382,523 price tag. The repaving project will be funded with gas tax money, which is already included in the city’s budget and can only be used to improve streets, city leaders said previously.
Alabaster will repave the following roads and subdivisions:
-Seams Way – Wynlake
-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
Wiregrass also has completed repaving projects on Stadium Drive and in the parking lot of THS, both of which were funded by the Alabaster Board of Education.