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City moves forward on street paving
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TRINITY – Plans to add about $750,000 to the city’s street paving project were approved Aug. 12 by the Trinity City Council. The additional paving work is being funded by the Trinity Economic and Industrial Development Corporation and will target city streets that will serve local businesses. The city is currently completing Phase 2 of a street improvement project that was funded by $500,000 in certificates of obligation (COs) it issued in 2009. Phase 1, which also was funded by the COs, was completed last fall. The new street work approved last week will be called Phase 3 and will begin as soon as Phase 2 is completed. Interim City Manager Buddy Drake said the contractor, Waters Construction of Huntsville, has his equipment in town and will just move onto the Phase 3 streets without a break. Overall, the Phase 3 work will include most of the east-west city streets that intersect with Highway 19 (Robb Street) as well as the north-south Elm and Maple streets. Streets will be either given an asphalt overlay or a two-course chip-and-seal topping. In addition to the paving work, some of the streets or sections of streets are being earmarked to be “stabilized.” This means that the existing pavement and a portion of the road base will be ground up, mixed with concrete and then repacked. Streets included in the Phase 3 proposal include: • Madison Street: asphalt overlay from Railroad Street west to Maple Street. • Jefferson and San Jacinto streets: asphalt overlay from Railroad to Robb (Highway 19) and then stabilized and given an asphalt overlay from Robb to Maple. • Stadium Street: stabilized and given an asphalt overlay from Robb Street east to the city baseball fields. • Maple Street: asphalt overlay from the city baseball fields north to Caroline Street; stabilize and chip-and-seal from Caroline north to Church street. • Elm Street: asphalt overlay from Jefferson Street north to Caroline; stabilize and chip-and-seal from Caroline to Highway 19. • Josephine, Ramey and Tomme streets: stabilize and chip and seal the entire streets. (All three east-west streets are from one to three blocks long off Highway 19 North) • Caroline Street: asphalt overlay from Robb east to Elm. • North Robb Street: asphalt overlay from north from where it forks off from Highway 19 to East Pine Valley. • Pine Valley: stabilize and asphalt overlay from North Robb east to Highway 19. • Rockdale and Kelly streets: stabilize and chip and seal from North Robb to Highway 19.