There are about a dozen streets that rank among the worst of the worst in Lakewood.
Bumpy. Potholes. Crumbling.
Those are the streets the city will repave first.
Each year, the city analyzes the streets and sets out to repave the ones in roughest shape during the summer.
City council OK'd an ordinance at Tuesday’s city council meeting capping the cost of repaving projects at $1.5 million.
There were several listed in the ordinance, but Joe Beno, the city’s public works director, said that they are subject to change.
And usually do by the time repaving season rolls around.
The streets that will be paved are: Marlowe Avenue; the Arthur Avenue extension; Lewis Drive, from Detroit to Franklin; Summit Avenue, between Clifton and Lake Avenue; Lakeland Avenue, south of Detroit Avenue; Olive Avenue, between Hilliard Road and Delaware Avenue; Cove Avenue, between Lake and Clifton; and Woodward Avenue, south of Interstate 90.
“And these are not definite,” said Beno.
“One of the streets we’d really like to get paved is McKinley (Avenue) from the highway to Hilliard (Road),” Beno added, noting that “it’s bad.”
Should the bids come in lower than expected, city officials would consider additional streets for repaving.
The plans will be finalized, said councilman Tom Bullock, “when winter decides to be done.”
“Joe and Bill Corrigan and their team have become experts at flexing,” Bullock added.