Covington SPLOST funds pave streets

COVINGTON - The city of Covington is putting SPLOST funds to use, preparing to resurface eight streets and six subdivisions, at a cost of $682,537.31. The Covington City Council awarded the project to low bidder Key Paving Inc. on Aug. 19.

The eight streets that will be resurfaced are: East Durden Circle; Maddox Drive; Need Street; Echols Street from Ga. Hwy. 81 to West Street; King Street; Howard Street; Williams Road from city limits to the dead end at City Pond Road; and City Pond Road from Williams Road to the Miracle League field.

That portion of the project is being paid for out of SPLOST 2005 funds at a total cost of $183,681.34.

The city’s transportation department will put topping, or lay asphalt on the top layer, of roads in six subdivisions where developers have defaulted on bonds. The city is responsible for finishing the roads, said Transportation Project Manager Billy Skinner.

The subdivisions are: Walker’s Bend; Inglewood; Dorchester; Wildwood; Covington Place Phase VI; and Corrydale. The subdivision project is being funded out of the 2011 SPLOST, at a cost of $498,855.97.

Skinner said he expects the projects to begin by October.