Old Springville resurfacing complete in Clay
By Gary Lloyd
CLAY — The resurfacing of Old Springville Road in Clay was completed last week, according to City Manager Ronnie Dixon.
Dixon said the resurfacing went “great.” Resurfacing began March 31.
Dixon said now that resurfacing the main road in Clay is complete, shoulder work, permanent striping and centerline marking will begin. Dixon estimated that project to last about four weeks.
Dixon said in January that the city was set to contract with Jefferson County for the work. He said Jefferson County would pay $263,500 while Clay would ante up $200,000 for the project. Dixon said in January that repaving will be done on sections of Old Springville Road that total almost nine miles, from the southern city limits to the Jefferson County line and including areas that are considered the city of Birmingham.
The city of Clay had been awarded money as part of the Alabama Transportation Rehabilitation and Improvement Program for the resurfacing of Old Springville Road. The city’s match for the project was set at $184,000 while ATRIP was to cover $736,000 for a total of $920,000 for the resurfacing project.
Dixon said that when engineering was done, the project came in with an estimate of $1.8 million and $300,000 just for engineering. He said it would have required buying right-of-way, putting in guardrails and covering culverts to bring the project to federal standards. Resurfacing became a $2 million job, and the city didn’t have the 20 percent match, Dixon said.
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