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Rehab of Trussville road to cost $500k

By Gary Lloyd

TRUSSVILLE — The Trussville City Council on Tuesday authorized Mayor Gene Melton to hire Dunn Construction for the rehabilitation of a section of North Chalkville Road.

The rehab of the stretch of road between Rock Ridge Avenue and Hewitt Street will cost $517,911.43.

Construction is expected to begin June 14, Melton said. It’s expected to last about two months. Signs will likely be placed in the area next week to let people know where they’ll detour.

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

The roadbed of North Chalkville Road is in poor shape, which causes the wear surface not to hold up. The design is 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.”

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