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Streets around Grey Mill, Historic Seventh Avenue District to be repaved

Streets that surround the new Grey Mill Apartments and those in the Historic Seventh Avenue District — another area targeted for revitalization — are scheduled to be repaved in the next 12 months as part of the city's annual street improvement program.

 

As part of its public-private partnership with mill developer Belmont Sayer, the city committed to streetscape improvements around the historic Grey Mill, which is currently undergoing renovation for 35 apartments and four townhomes.

The City Council on Thursday night is expected to authorize a contract for Southeastern Asphalt to cover 2.4 miles of scheduled repaving work. The city will be able to add more streets to those already selected because Southeastern's bid, $430,490, was well below the $543,682 the city has appropriated for resurfacing. Southeastern's bid was also $94,000 less than the next lowest bidder, Tarheel Paving, at $521,196.

RepavingMapScheduled for repaving are:

  • Fifth Avenue from King to Harris
  • Harris from U.S. 64 to Fourth Avenue
  • Sixth Avenue from Williams to dead end
  • Fourth Avenue from Main to Pine
  • Grove Street from Sixth Avenue to Fourth Avenue and from First Avenue to 100 feet south of Allen Street
  • Allen from Grove to the end
  • First Avenue from Grove to railroad tracks
  • Grove from Seventh to Bearcat
  • Bearcat from North Main to Lucust
  • Eighth Avenue between Locust and Main
  • Maple Street from Eighth Avenue to Laurel
  • Lynn Street from Maple to Locust
  • Ninth Avenue from Maple to Locust
  • Highland Avenue from Ninth to Laurel
  • Laurel from Highland to Locust
  • Algeria from Highland to Locust

The contract requires the paving company to start the work within 10 days of receiving the notice to start and to complete the work within 60 days (unless granted allowable extensions). That mandatory schedule does not apply to the work on Fourth and Fifth avenues, which is scheduled to be done over the winter.