City gets less money from state for paving, but nearly seven miles of streets will be resurfaced

The city of Cairo will receive less state money to assist with street resurfacing in fiscal year 2015-2016, but that is not stopping the city council from tackling an ambitious street resurfacing project.
On Monday night the city council authorized Mayor Bobby Burns to execute the Georgia Department of Transportation Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant (LMIG) application.
Cairo City Manager Chris Addleton said the city is expected to receive $108,616, which is down from $109,355 in fiscal year 2014-2015. The city is required to match 30 percent of the LMIG award, which is $32,584.92.
Addleton has recommended and this week the council approved a plan to combine the LMIG funds with Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax – 2014 proceeds to resurface all of M.L. King Jr. Ave. S.W. from South Broad Street west to the city limits. The estimated cost to resurface this 1.5 mile long street is $250,000.
SPLOST funds will also be invested in paving just over five miles of city streets including portions of streets in all sections of the city.
The streets slated for resurfacing include:
Northwest Cairo
Fourth Ave. N.W. – from Fourth St. to N. Broad St.
Second St. N.W. – from Seventh Ave. NW to Third Ave. N.W.
Third St. N.W. – from Sixth Ave. N.W. to Third Ave. N.W.
Circle Dr. – from dead end to Third Ave. N.W.
Fourth St. N.W. – from U.S. 84 to the CSX RR.
Seventh Ave. N.W. – from Fourth St. N.W. to N. Broad St.
Eighth Ave. N.W. – from Sixth St. N.W. to First St. N.W.
Total: 2.44 miles

Northeast Cairo
Park Blvd. – from Eighth Ave. N.E. to Tired Creek Blvd.
Ninth St. N.E. – from U.S. 84 to Ninth Ave. N.E.
10th Ave. N.E. – from Hwy. 188 to 12th St. N.E.
Pineland Dr. – from 11th Ave. N.E. to 12th Ave. N.E.
Total: 0.97 miles

Southwest Cairo
M.L. King Jr. Ave. – from Broad St. to city limits
Total: 1.50 miles

Southeast Cairo
First St. S.E. – from Seventh Ave. S.E. to S. Broad St.
First St. S.E. – from Fourth Ave. S.E. to Second Ave. S.E.
Eighth Ave. S.E. – from S. Broad St. to dead end.
Second St. S.E. – from Fourth Ave. S.E. to dead end.
Second St. S.E. – from Fifth Ave. S.E. to Sixth Ave. S.E.
Third St. S.E. – from Sixth Ave. S.E. to Eighth Ave. S.E.
Third Ave. S.E. – from S. Broad St. to Fourth St. S.E.
Third Ave. S.E. – from Fifth St. S.E. to Seventh St. S.E.
Fourth Ave. S.E. – from Fifth St. S.E. to Seventh St. S.E.
Sixth St. S.E. – from Fourth Ave. S.E. to Second Ave. S.E.
Total: 1.7 miles
Grand Total: 6.67 miles

This is the fourth phase of the city’s resurfacing master plan. The city manager says he expects the projects to go out to bid shortly and for the resurfacing to take place this fall.

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