Sunday, February 24, 2013
Each year, the city analyzes the streets and sets out to repave the ones in roughest shape during the summer. A few of those streets have already been announced.
Last week, Lakewood City Council OK’d capping the cost of the city’s summer repaving projects at $1.5 million. City officials already have an idea of some of the streets that need to be paved the most. We thought we’d ask you to weigh in: What streets are the worst? Each year, the city analyzes the streets and sets out to repave the ones in roughest shape during the summer. 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, …
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Check out our breakdown of the city's planned repaving project, street by street.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
We thought we'd share a detailed (and estimated) breakdown of this summer's street repaving project.
The city announced earlier this week that 10 Lakewood streets are getting some fresh pavement. We thought we’d go into some more details about the sections of the streets — as well as the projected cost. Should the bids come in lower than expected, city officials would consider additional streets for repaving, said Lakewood Mayor Michael Summers. “These streets are in tough shape,” he said. Here’s the breakdown of each street, and the expected cost: An ordinance was introduced at Monday’s city council meeting that would cap the cost of repaving projects at $1.4 million.
Friday, February 24, 2012
WIth only a handful of snowstorms this winter, the city's got plenty of leftover salt.
There have been only three snowstorms so far this winter. That’s mean there’s lots of leftover salt, typically poured on the city’s streets to keep them clear during bad weather. Starting at the beginning of winter, there were 4,000 tons of salt on-hand for the city's streets division. Usually, the city would have ordered a few thousand additional tons throughout the season. Not this year. “It’s been a mild winter,” said said Pat Lewis, the city’s division manager of the streets. “We’ve still have had some times when we’ve had to go out for slippery and icy conditions. But, this is the mildest winter I can remember.” A huge dome, near Lakewood’s wastewater treatment plant on Metroparks Drive, still holds half of the salt that the city …
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Ordinance introduced at Lakewood City Council that would cap the annual summer repaving project at $1.4 million.
There are about a dozen streets that rank among the worst of the worst in Lakewood. Bumpy. Potholes. Crumbling. At least 10 of them are slated for some new pavement this summer. They are: Atkins, Brockley, Hird, Lauderdale, McKinley, Northland, St. Charles, Wyandotte avenues, as well as Lakeland and Waterbury roads. An ordinance was introduced at Monday’s city council meeting that would cap the cost of repaving projects at $1.4 million. Should the bids come in lower than expected, city officials would consider additional streets for repaving, said Lakewood Mayor Michael Summers. “These streets are in tough shape,” he said. A map in the mayor’s office serves as a blueprint for a strategy to address the worst streets first. The streets …
Monday, May 23, 2011
In March, the city was able to add Granger and Delaware avenues to the project after the bids came in low.
Work has begun on this summer’s $1.2 million project to repave eight Lakewood streets. With this spring’s rainy weather, the schedule was pushed back, but last week work finally began. Joe Beno, the city’s director of public works, said that the work will take several months to complete — but it’s all contingent on the weather. The city originally had six streets included in the project. Some streets will be paved entirely, while others will have only a portion repaved. Larchmont Avenue will be paved from Madison to Detroit avenues; Morrison from Madison to Delaware avenues; Lakeland Avenue, from Detroit Avenue to Clifton Boulevard; and Winton Avenue will get some new pavement from Madison to Cordova avenues. All of Overlook and Arlington…