County Contractors Deploy Additional Resources for SPLOST Paving Program

DECATUR, Ga. – For the first time, four paving crews are simultaneously deployed around DeKalb addressing its worst roads through the special option local sales tax (SPLOST) program.

The roads currently under construction include Indian Manor Drive, Brafferton Court, Fox Valley Lane and Hairston Place. Since paving began in late September 2018, crews have completed almost seven miles of resurfacing. Road resurfacing is heavily weather dependent and may pause due to cold or rainy weather.

To date, DeKalb County Board of Commissioners has approved SPLOST funding for the first 100 miles of the worst roads in DeKalb.

In September 2018, the county kicked off the first round of SPLOST repaving projects by initiating the paving of 25 miles of roads utilizing Georgia Department of Transportation Local Maintenance and Improvement Grants and matching SPLOST funding.

That same month, the Board of Commissioners approved a second phase of paving encompassing 75 miles with $34 million of SPLOST funding.

Contracts were awarded to Pittman Construction and C.W. Matthews Contracting Company Inc.

These first two projects account for approximately a third of the 300 miles where contractor crews will patch, mill, level and resurface county streets using SPLOST monies.

DeKalb County will receive an estimated $388 million in SPLOST revenue over the next six years to improve county roads, infrastructure, libraries, parks and public safety. For more information about DeKalb County SPLOST, visit www.dekalbsplost.com.

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