Commerce residents can expect some smoother rides in the near future.
The city is doing repairs on 15 streets to get them ready for resurfacing that city manager Clarence Bryant said could occur “within two or three weeks.”
The city will spend more than $200,000 of its special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST) to do about 2.4 miles of resurfacing. In addition, the Georgia Department of Transportation will resurface part of one of those streets.
In addition, the project includes resurfacing of the parking lot at Ridling Field.
The city’s Public Works Department began Monday on the pre-resurfacing patches. The first project was Scott Street, where the DOT will resurface from Clayton to Sam Brown Boulevard. Commerce will resurface the upper portion, from Clayton to South Elm Street and the remaining 119 feet at the bottom from Sam Brown Boulevard to Waterworks Road.
The following streets are scheduled for resurfacing, in addition to Scott Street:
•High Street from State Street to View Street, 180 feet
•End of View Street from Vine Street to State Street, 145 feet
•Vine Street from View Street to Carquest, 390 feet
•MLK Jr. Drive from Duncan Circle to the other end of Duncan Circle, 40 feet
•Pine Avenue from Homer Road to Ridgeway Road, 2,128 feet
•South Victoria Street from Williford Street to Shankle Road, 830 feet.
•Harmony Street from Shankle Road to Spring Street, 8,780 feet
•Stark Street from South Broad to the end of pavement, 1,600 feet
•Orchard Road from Clayton Street to the dead end, 350 feet
•University Drive from Jefferson Street to Lakeview Drive, 850 feet
•Minish Drive from Waterworks Road to Lakeview Drive, 1,171 feet
•Louise Drive from Lewis Circle to Lewis Circle, 1,431 feet
•Lewis Circle from Ridgeway Road to Ridgeway Road, 2,763 feet