Gallatin has started repaving nearly two dozen of the worst rated streets in the city.
Crews began working Monday in the area of Browns Lane and Nashville Pike. In all, there are 20 remaining city-maintained streets scheduled to be either partially or fully repaved during the 2018-19 budget year.
“We’re starting on the ones that we’ve already milled and then we’ll go from there,” Assistant City Engineer Dewayne “Buck” Rogers said. “Of course, everything is dependent on the weather.”
Officials hope to have the work completed by July 1. However, sewer projects planned along East Main Street, Bentley Street, Boles Street and South Electra Street will need to be completed before those roads can be repaved.
Each year, the city’s engineering department uses a rating system to determine which roads are in the worst condition. Points are deducted from a total of 100 based on various distresses including cracking, potholes, utility cuts and drainage issues.
“The lower the ranking the worse condition the road is in,” Rogers said. “Normally, if it’s 70 or below we’ll repave it.”
Last fall, the Gallatin City Council approved funding to repave all or portions of 32 streets as part of the city’s 2018-19 pavement rehabilitation program. The cost to complete the approximately 6.5 miles of work was estimated at $1 million.
A section of East Main Street from Hartsville Pike to North Willomont Avenue received the lowest rating on the list with a score of 63. No street received better than a 70 rating.
The remaining roads on the paving list for the current budget year include:
*Airport Road from S.R. 6 to Gateway Drive
*Bay Point Drive from Blue Jay Way to 600 Bay Point Dr
*Bentley Street (entire street)
*Bison Trail from Big Station Camp Boulevard to Station Camp High School
*Boles Street from Juanita Avenue to Eletta Avenue
*East Main Street from Hartsville Pike to North Willomont Avenue
*Foster Avenue from Smith Street to West Winchester Street
*Greensboro Drive from Nashville Pike to NCG
*Harris Court (entire street)
*Harris Drive from Nashville Pike to Peninsula Drive
*Neals Lane from Long Hollow Pike to the city limits
*North Blakemore Avenue from Small Street to West Eastland Avenue
*Randolph Circle (entire street)
*Randolph Street from West Eastland Avenue to North Blakemore Avenue
*Redstone Drive (entire street)
*South Electra Street from Long Hollow Pike to Trail Drive
*Trail Drive from Long Hollow Pike
*Walnut Court (entire street)
*Wexford Place from Wentworth Drive to the end
*Worthington Place (entire street)