City adds Cedar Street to paving project

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Many of Greenville's city streets have gotten a much-needed facelift.

Several streets were in dire need of attention. Recently, through the City of Greenville’s Street Paving Project, they received the repairs they needed.

The city, through APAC, was able to repair approximately 23 streets through the project.

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The project is actually completed, however, there were conditions that allowed for additional work to be done.

"All of the asphalt and paving is over with," said Superintendent of Public Works Milton Luckie. "We just have a small change order in the city streets."

The change order, which was voted in by the Greenville City Council Monday night, will allow for additional work to be done on Cedar Street.

This was made possible by the project finishing under the tonnage of asphalt that had been estimated.

"We figured we would need 7,493 tons in the contract," said Luckie. "We used 7,224.44 actual tons."

Luckie said that freed up the option to add repairs to Cedar Street to the list.

"What we're going to do is use the 268 tons down on Cedar Street," said Luckie. "We'll add 81 tons to that. That's what the change order was about."

APAC General Supervisor Winston Stone said the project would soon be totally completed.

"I think about the only thing we lack is manholes and valves," said Stone. "We have one more job we're doing, but it's almost finished."

Stone said the progress of the project had been on a good pace.

"It's about normal," said Stone. "We did pretty good. We had some rain days, but it didn't hurt us that bad."

Stone said rain was just a part of the territory this time of year.

"It's the South in the summer," said Stone. "That is just how it goes. You are going to get some showers from time to time."

Despite some stormy conditions Stone said he was pleased with the overall progress.

"It looked pretty good," said Stone. "We try to do the best job we can especially in residential areas. We always want to try to keep it from getting scarred up."

Luckie said the project had been full of good news.

"We finished on time and we figured under budget," said Luckie. "We were happy about that."

Luckie said they had had the chance to get a lot of work done and now only lacked some finishing touches.

"We ended up doing about 23 streets," said Luckie. "We had some change orders and did a couple of parking lots. Now it's going to get overlaid as well from Beeland Street to Short Street."

As far as driveways, Luckie didn't want people to think they had forgotten about the repairs from the project.

"We know there are a few places we need to go back to," said Luckie. "We've made notes on that. There are some driveways that we know we need to get to and we have a list of those."

Greenville Mayor Dexter McLendon said he was very happy to see the project coming to a close.

"We are about through with it," said McLendon. "We're all very excited to have this done."