March 31, 2022
CONTACT: Lindsey Wiles
MARIETTA - The City of Marietta's Public Works Department has announced the two roads which will be resurfaced through GDOT's Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant. These roads are Polk Street from Cleburne Avenue to Burnt Hickory Road and Kennesaw Avenue from Church Street to Tower Road. The work will begin on Saturday, April 2nd and be completed July 2nd, weather permitting.
The City plans to start the project on Polk Street on Saturday, April 2nd and work away from the school. Our plan is to complete the work on Polk Street while the Marietta City School System is out for spring break next week. With that said, in order to reach that goal we may have to work longer hours than normal to keep that schedule. There will be traffic back ups and delays but we will have flaggers out to help assist with any issues. Once our crews finish Polk Street, we will move over to Kennesaw Avenue and complete that section.
How does the City select roads to be repaved? Each street is evaluated and assigned a rating based upon the condition of the street by an outside independent consultant. This condition is called a pavement value index (PVI). The higher this rating (worse condition of the street) means the street is placed on the list for resurfacing. Once we have the list completed, we then look for the highest rated streets and make a final list based upon the budget (how much we can afford a year).
Each year we are awarded funds from the Georgia Department of Transportation called Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant (LMIG) funds for street resurfacing. These funds are usually around $500,000 or so each year. We choose the streets that we can resurface with these funds from the final list and based upon cost (that we can fund from this program). This year those streets are the ones referenced above.
Both roads will consist of the following work:
• New asphalt topping
• New radius cuts ( only on Polk)
• New striping
• Raise grate inlets, manholes, and water valves as needed