By Gary Lloyd
CLAY — Paving is on the horizon for Clay-Palmerdale Road.
Jefferson County officials earlier this week identified five roads they hope to pave before winter, when it becomes too cold to pave.
One of those roads is Clay-Palmerdale Road, which stretches from Old Springville Road in Clay to Alabama Highway 75 in Pinson.
Jefferson County Commissioner Joe Knight said the Roads and Transportation Department identified Clay-Palmerdale Road and four others that need “immediate attention.”
Starting on Thursday, notices began being published for three consecutive weeks. The paving will be an open bid process, Knight said.
Knight estimated each paving project will take 150 days to complete. Individual paving costs are undetermined, but Knight said a total commitment of $5 million is likely what it will take to complete all the projects.
Earlier this summer, a new traffic light at the intersection of Old Springville Road and Clay-Palmerdale Road became operational. The traffic light is something Clay had been working toward since it incorporated in 2000. Nine traffic accidents were reported at the intersection of Clay-Palmerdale Road and Old Springville Road in 2013, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.
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