VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - The City of Valdosta will resurface over two and a half miles of city streets, thanks to funds provided by the Georgia Department of Transportation and SPLOST VII.
The work should begin Tuesday, January 20, weather permitting.
The Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant transportation funding is allocated from the state based on a formula that includes population and street mileage. The city submits a list of streets for resurfacing to GDOT for their review, and 12 streets were selected from the list for this year's LMIG program based on funding availability and conditions of the roads.
The city has successfully used LMIG funds in the past to repave streets and to provide a smoother and safer travel for motorists throughout the city. In 2014, the city repaved 2.59 miles of streets.
The street resurfacing work will consist of curb and gutter repair, base repair, milling of existing asphalt, leveling, root removal, new asphalt road course and other related work.
Streets may be closed for a short duration during the day while under construction, but they will be opened by the end of each working day. Motorists are urged to follow all traffic warning signs and proceed around these construction sites with caution.
For more information, contact the Engineering Department at (229) 259-3530.