City makes plans for resurfacing project

Published 8:15 pm Thursday, July 15, 2010

In a pre-construction meeting Thursday, city planners discussed plans for upcoming road improvements.

“We just tried to knock down all the procedures so there wouldn’t be any confusion in the field,” said Buck Watkins, engineer and licensed surveyor for the Pike County Economic Development Corp.

The City teamed up with Watkins and the contractor APAC, and discussed milling, patching and safety. Some initial work was also done on the future worksites.

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“We went out and marked some streets on the spots we’re having problems,” Watkins said.

City Planner Calvin Lott said the city hopes to begin some of the work for the improvements by Tuesday or Wednesday.

Watkins said the work could affect some motorists.

“We will not be closing any roads,” he said, “but there could be some traffic delays.”

Mike Davis, Water and Sewer Superintendent for the city of Troy, said the work being done that has George Wallace Drive closed now, should be finished by Monday.

Resurfacing on George Wallace and Gibbs Street is expected to begin shortly thereafter. The city hopes to have that work finished by August 9.

“The main thing is Gibbs Street and George Wallace are scheduled to be finished before school starts,” Watkins said.