Brookhaven, GA, June 2, 2017 – by Trey Benton – The single largest paving project in the City of Brookhaven’s short history is underway, a $4.72 million, 10.7 mile effort being performed by contractor C.W. Matthews. “The 10.7 miles of resurfacing, rehabilitation or reconstruction this year represents nearly 10% of all city-maintained streets,” says the City.
Paving of the 59 streets included in the project list is hoped to be substantially complete in September, with final repairs and punch list items complete by November. According to the City, 18.8 percent of the City’s 120 miles of roads have been repaved since incorporation. Once the 2017 project list is completed, the City says nearly 28% of Brookhaven’s city roads will be less than 4 years old.
As part of the $4.7 million C.W. Matthews contract, they will be expected to furnish all materials, equipment, and labor to complete the required construction as described in its entirety to the specifications as directed and the terms of this contract including all incidentals as directed by the City of Brookhaven Director of Public Works or his representative.
“Road paving is one of the bedrock services of local government. It’s very satisfying to get into high gear in addressing the backlog that’s on the books,” said Mayor John Ernst in an earlier statement. “Until now, it’s been mostly light resurfacing. This contract allows us to delve deeper into more comprehensive road rehabilitations and road reconstructions.”
The City says it uses a Pavement Condition Index (PCI) “to determine the quality of the asphalt of the road on a scale of 0 to 100, with 100 representing the best condition possible. This approach uses a scientific criteria for prioritizing road repairs and improvements.”
Brookhaven’s Public Works Director Hari Karikaran explains the average PCI of all City roads in 2013 was a 60, which is in the “fair” range. By 2016, Karikaran notes the City’s PCI improved to a 64, which is only one point away from the “good” range.
The 59 streets that were selected for resurfacings, rehabilitations and reconstructions using the Pavement Condition Index, are as follows (Source: COB):
Below are some photos of an “event” held Friday to celebrate kicking off this “record-setting” paving project.