City seeks PSC aid to complete street work

Published 6:34 am Friday, February 17, 2012

There is no end in sight for the completion of the Brundidge Street resurfacing and widening project in Troy, according to city officials.

“When we do a project of this magnitude, the first thing you have to do is get all the utilities relocated,” said Troy Mayor Jimmy Lunsford. “All those lines have been moved except for the AT&T lines.”

The city had completed their portion of the line move, along with local utility companies, before Jan. 9. At that point the city was already waiting on AT&T to move their lines from the current utility poles.

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“We’ve been waiting on that for quite some time,” Lunsford said.

A few weeks ago the company came to Troy with trucks and worked for two days, but didn’t finish the project.

After another call requesting them to finish, Lunsford said AT&T sent one truck and one man to work a partial day in Troy.

“They’ve relayed they have a lot of work in other locations and they are not giving priority to this location,” Lunsford said, adding that the city has made contact with the Public Service Commission to ask them for help expediting the process.

“We’re doing everything in our power,” Lunsford said.

“And the contractor has assured us they will give Brundidge Street a high priority and work as quickly as they safely can.”

The Brundidge Street project began in June.