Prestwood paving planned

Published 1:33 am Wednesday, October 4, 2017

The City of Andalusia’s conservative spending in the fiscal year that just ended put the council in position to pave the heavily-traveled Prestwood Bridge Road.

And the city council voted Tuesday to do just that.

Andalusia Mayor Earl Johnson explained that the city’s public works department had approximately $90,000 left in its 2017 budget, and the city has accumulated approximately $90,000 in its gasoline tax fund. Gasoline tax proceeds can only be spent on roads and bridges.

The city took another $45,000 left in its 2017 contingency fund, and found the $225,000 it needs to resurface the road, which is a major feeder into town from the county.

“We didn’t have to bid this project,” Johnson said. “We are buying the materials off the state bid contract from the county. It is being applied through another bid through the county on a state contract.

“Hopefully, we’ll get this resurfacing done in the next two or three weeks,” he said. “Prestwood Bride Road is in bad need of that.”

In other business, the council abated property at 426 S. Three Notch Street for weeds.