County approves resurfacing, repaving of west Shelby County

Published 12:18 pm Friday, April 12, 2024

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By NOAH WORTHAM | Managing Editor

COLUMBIANA – The Shelby County Commission approved a resurfacing and repaving contract for the west side of Shelby County during a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, April 8.

During the meeting, the Commission awarded a bid for the paving and resurfacing of the west side of Shelby County to the lowest responsive bidder, Wiregrass Construction Company Inc for $2,407,777.75.

Each year, the county creates the Shelby County Annual Resurfacing Contract with the goal of providing $5-6 million in resurfacing improvements to existing roadways. The county creates a list of all the candidates for improvements and then selects those in the worst condition for resurfacing and paving.

This year, the county changed its approach and split the resurfacing into two separate packages with one for the east and one for the west side of the Shelby County.

“The idea behind doing it—(which) in my opinion is very wise—is to make sure that they can get closer to some of the hauling or to some of the plants to reduce the cost,” County Manager Chad Scroggins said. “If you have the plant on the west side of the county and you have to haul all the way to the east side, obviously trucking prices go up. So, I think it’s a smart move to split it down the middle and make it into two bids.”

The Commission approved the package for the east side of the county during a meeting on March 11 to Dunn Construction Company Inc in the amount of $3,791,416.70.

The following roads are included in the resurfacing contract for the west side of Shelby County:

  • County Road 29 – Caldwell Mill Road
  • County Road 17 – Valleydale Road
  • Copena Drive, LeCroy Lane
  • County Road 366 – Indian Crest Drive
  • County Road 275 – Old Montgomery Highway
  • County Road 269 – Elvira Road
  • County Road 52 – U.S. 31 to Interstate 65
  • County Road 95 – County Road 44 to County Road 52
  • County Road 66 – Industrial Road
  • County Road 44 – County Road to Ninth Street
  • County Road 26
  • Dogwood Circle
  • Old Buttermilk Road
  • Milstead Drive
  • Orangewood Circle
  • County Road 217 – Moreland Lane
  • County Road 200
  • Forest Drive, Berry Lane, Gran Liebe Drive
  • County Road 20
  • County Road 4
  • Bonnieville Drive
  • Slab Hill Road
  • Pea Ridge Community Center
  • Shelby West Corporate Park