$30K patch, paving project planned

Published 12:10 am Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Opp City Council approved a nearly $30,000 paving and patching project on Monday night.

Tom’s Sealcoating and Striping will perform the labor and the city will provide asphalt, trucking and cleaning of streets for the asphalt to be laid.

Labor will cost $6,600 and the asphalt will cost $23,310.

Areas to be paved or patched are:

• Maude Avenue from Dorsey Street to Jackson street;

• Intersection Mill and Douglas Street;

• Intersection of Old Perry Store Road and Maloy Street;

• Intersection of Old Perry Store Road and Cotton Street;

• Wilson street from Old Elba to Kid World; and

• Fourth Street patching

Councilman T.D. Morgan expressed the need for paving of some of the streets in District 2.

“I have streets in a lot worse shape than these are in,” he said. “West Street and Burgess Street, the pot holes are absolutely terrible.”

Mayor John Bartholomew said that the city plans to secure money every chance it gets to pave the streets.

Additionally, the city announced it has applied for the third round of ATRIP funding in which it will upgrade the Jeffcoat Avenue area near Channell-Lee Stadium with new paving and new sidewalks, if approved.