Tucker City Council moves up street resurfacing schedule
By Cathi Harris, contributor
More Tucker residents will be seeing smoother streets sooner thanks to an expansion of the city’s 2019 spring street resurfacing program.
At its regular meeting Monday night, the City Council voted to approve adding an additional 24 streets to this year’s program.
The city was able to complete its planned 2018 resurfacing projects, repaving part or all of 21 streets, with $1.2 million left over from the originally budgeted $5.5 million. In addition, the City Council reallocated $1.1 million from the city manager’s operating budget to complete more streets this spring.
““We’re making a lot of progress,” City Engineer Ken Hildebrandt said. “We really wanted to focus on major roads for the first year because those are the most heavily traveled.”
The additional streets to be resurfaced are:
– Livsey Drive from Livsey Walk to Chamblee Tucker Road;
– Pine Meadow Court from Midvale Road to the end of the cul-de sac;
– Cheryl Lynn Court from Pine Meadow Court to the end of the cul-de sac;
– Saren Court from LaVista Road to the end of cul-de sac;
– Howell Highlands from Highlands Place to the end of the cul-de sac;
– Livsey Road from Livsey Court to Ridgepark Drive;
– Beverage Drive from East Ponce De Leon to the end of the cul-de sac;
– Greer Circle from Sarr Road to Mountain Industrial;
– Salem Crossing from Midvale Road to the end of the cul-de sac;
– Lichenhearth Court from Silver Hill Road to the end of the cul-de sac;
– Chartwell Trace from Silver Hill Road to the end of the cul-de sac;
– Morris Avenue from Lawrenceville Highway to Pine Valley Road;
– Caraway Drive from Henderson Road to the end of the cul-de sac;
– North Park Drive between Chamblee Tucker Road and Pine Lake Road;
– Brockett Oaks from Brockett Road to the end of the street;
– Applegate Way from Fellowship Road to the end of the street;
– Hylaea Road from LaVista Road to the end of the street;
– Silver Hill Court from Silver Hill Road to the end of the street;
– Livsey Drive from Briarglade Way to Livsey Walk;
– Brookside Manor Drive from Idlewood Road to Brookside Manor Court;
– Cardinal Drive from Henderson Road to the end of the street;
– Cardinal Way from Cardinal Drive to Wood Creek Court;
– Cardinal Court from Cardinal Way to the end of the street;
– Wood Creek Court from Midvale Road to the end of the street.
Two streets that were originally scheduled for earlier this year — Old Norcross Road and Rock Mountain Boulevard — will be repaved this spring as well. Weather issues have delayed construction and crews with Atlanta Paving will resume work there when temperatures are higher in the later months.
In other business, the council voted unanimously to approve $39,793 to replace two aging HVAC units at Tucker Recreation Center.
They also held a first read of an ordinance to bring the nuisance code to conform with state law. The updated code would address unsafe properties or structures and empower the city to remedy those by imposing a tax lien, when necessary. A second read and vote are anticipated at the council’s next meeting on February 25.
Editor’s note: Due to a scheduling conflict, a reporter was unable to attend Monday’s meeting in person. This story was compiled by viewing the meeting agenda and talking to city officials.