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Rehab of North Chalkville Road could begin in early June

By Gary Lloyd

TRUSSVILLE — The rehabilitation of a section of North Chalkville Road could begin in early June, Trussville Mayor Gene Melton said at last week’s Trussville City Council meeting.

Melton said that beginning the rehab of the section of North Chalkville Road between Rock Ridge Avenue and Hewitt Street is dependent on the weather and will last about two months.

Melton said the repaving of Highland Avenue should occur at the same time, closing that road for as long as it takes to complete the project. The city last month hired Precision Tree Service for $10,000 to remove the trees along Highland Avenue for the future rebuilding of the drainage ditch and road.

The intersection of North Chalkville Road and Hewitt Street
file photo by Gary Lloyd

“It’s going to be a busy time in Trussville this summer,” Melton said.

The Trussville City Council last month approved of hiring Gonzalez Strength to design the rehabbing of North Chalkville Road from Rock Ridge Avenue to Hewitt Street, with an estimated total cost of $20,000.

The engineering design will determine costs of physically rehabbing that stretch of roadway. The roadbed of North Chalkville Road is in poor shape, which causes the wear surface not to hold up.

The design will be to rebuild the road entirely, including the base, the binder course that secures the base and the seal coat, as well as curb and gutter repair and sidewalk repair. Melton said some dead trees will be taken down during the completion of the project.

One block will be repaired at a time so that detours can be taken, Melton said. Melton said detour signs will be placed in the area about a week in advance of the work beginning, so that motorists will know to take detours. He said when complete, that stretch of North Chalkville Road will “ride good, look good.”

In other Trussville news, many roads in the city are being re-striped and the Husky Parkway bridge near Hewitt-Trussville High School is nearing completion.

Contact Gary Lloyd at news@trussvilletribune.com and follow him on Twitter @GaryALloyd.

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