Muenger explained that the roads on the list were rated based on the assessments several years ago for the Honda bond, plus the level of degeneration, amount of traffic and staff and council recommendations.
The city’s share of the overall project is expected to come in at just under $2.1 million, Muenger said.
All 1,385 feet of First Street are scheduled to be paved at a cost of $213,528.27, but that cost is to be split between the city, Talladega Superspeedway and the Talladega Municipal Airport Board.
The two largest projects included on this list are North Street from East Street to Haynes and Howard Street from East Street to the 275 Bypass, at $496,337.32 and $514,630.49, respectively. Both streets are curbed and guttered, and will have to be milled before they can be repaved to prevent drainage problems, Muenger said.
Hawthorne Street and George Holdridge Drive were both included on the initial list of streets to consider, but Muenger said the council agreed to remove both from this year’s project list.
The city will also share the cost of several streets in the Forest Hills area with the Water and Sewer Department, which has been doing extensive work in that neighborhood. These include Forest Hills Circle from Hickory Lane to Annie Laurie Drive, Annie Laurie Drive from Forest Hills to the cul-de-sac, Forest Hills Circle from Annie Laurie Drive to Porter Drive, Hickory Lane from Forest Hills to the cul-de-sac, Yester Lane from Forest Hills to Annie Laurie and Porter Lane from Forest Hills to the cul-de-sac. All of these streets are also curbed and guttered and will have to be milled.
The project also involves several alleyways off North and Battle Streets, including one on Hill Street. Muenger said the city will also be considering making Hill Street one way at the request of a developer. This will be considered by the board of Adjustments and Appeals Thursday night.
The final list will likely be presented to the city council Monday night, with engineering getting under way as soon as the final list is approved.
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