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Birmingham City Council Approves Nearly $10 Million for City-Wide Street Re-Paving Project

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                                                          Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Contact: Chiara Perry

Phone: 205-908.7392

chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov

BIRMINGHAM, AL- Today Birmingham City Councilors approved a resolution accepting the bid amount of $9,618,988.25, for year one of the five year City-Wide Smart Resurfacing plan. The City Council authorized the Mayor to enter into a contract with Dunn Construction Company, Inc. to begin paving streets throughout the City of Birmingham over the next 6 months. In 2012, the citizens of Birmingham through the $150 million bond referendum voted for the funding for the street paving. The five-year City Wide Smart Resurfacing plan is a process that prioritizes street paving projects to maximize the effectiveness of approved funding and to achieve a goal of practical pavement conditions over the course of the next five years. Each Councilor identified areas in their districts that needed immediate addressing, including priorities such as safe school routes, transit routes and heavily flooded areas.

Council President Austin said he’s glad that progress is being made and that the bond dollars are finally going to work for all citizens and safe communities. “We want to always ensure our neighborhoods’ interests are at the forefront of community revitalization,” Council President Austin said. “Street pavements and resurfacing are vital toward neighborhood redevelopment efforts and it’s important that we keep that momentum going.”

For more information please contact Chiara Perry, Interim Director of Public Information for the Birmingham City Council at 205.908.7392 or chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov.