LEXINGTON, SC — Lexington Town Hall is looking at nearly $1 million in repairs on neighborhood streets.
About 70 projects in 19 areas are on the drawing board, mostly repairing cracks and replacing small sections of crumbling pavement.
It’s the first package of repairs proposed in five years for the 30 miles of town-maintained roads.
Not all repairs recommended may get done, since the preliminary tab for the package is $1.7 million.
“We want to try to reach the ones in the worst condition,” assistant town administrator Stuart Ford said.
But even that may not happen.
A study by engineering consultants say it would take $1.2 million to fix 38 roads in that category.
The biggest repair proposed is rebuilding Carnoustie Court in the Golden Hills neighborhood, a $169,000 project. A series of pavement upgrades on Mallard Lakes Drive costing $119,000 is the other major project suggested.
Other repairs recommended are smaller. All but seven are less than $50,000, with five each costing $1,000 or less.
Town Hall upkeep focuses on neighborhood roads in the community of 18,000 residents.
Major routes like Main Street (U.S. 1), Columbia Avenue, (U.S. 378) and Lake Drive (S.C. 6) are the responsibility of federal and state transportation officials. A few others fall to Lexington County.
Mayor Randy Halfacre hopes repairs could be done in partnership with county officials to help lower costs and enable more to be done by fall.
“We’re looking at ways to get a bigger bang for our buck,” he said.
Reach Flach at (803) 771-8483.