Andy council OKs paving projects

Published 8:17 pm Wednesday, May 4, 2016

The Andalusia City County on Tuesday gave the go-ahead for paving portions of 14 roads.

At the recommendation of Andalusia Director of Public Works Glynn Ralls, the council rejected the only bid it received for a proposed paving project, and agreed to negotiate with Wiregrass Construction to finalize a paving plan.

Ralls said Wiregrass has contracts with several counties throughout the state, which allow municipalities in those counties to purchase paving at those contract prices.

Ralls estimated the city would save $50,000 by going this route to complete the now-estimated $518,000 project.

Streets on the list to be paved include:

• Thru Street

• Albritton Road

• South Cotton from West Watson to the railroad.

• Packer Street

• Hillcrest from the Bypass to Snowden

• Hillcrest from the Bypass to the county engineer’s office

• South Cotton Street from Feagin to Whatley Street

• East Pass

• Elm Street

• Grider Street

• Old Antioch

• Coffee Street

• Second Avenue

• Cadiz Extension

• Midway Drive