A section of a main thoroughfare in the city of Bullard is expected to receive a face lift early next week.
City Manager Larry Morgan said work is scheduled for Main Street between the intersections of U.S. Highway 69 and Henderson Street, but the exact date depends on the contractor's schedule.
“I'm really surprised it made it through the winter because it is pretty bad,” Morgan said. “There are several spots that have really cracked and they need repairing.”
He said Reynolds and Kay Construction from Tyler will cut out bad spots in the base of the road, replace them and pack down two inches of hot mix asphalt on top. The stretch will then be finished with a seal coat.
Francis Kay, general partner of Reynolds and Kay, said the job should take a few days, with lane closures during the day. He said crews would not work at night.
City secretary Doris Crockett said the job will cost the city about $104,700, plus about $24,000 to deepen and clean out an earth, or dirt, drainage ditch on the stretch or road.
Morgan said the city has not done any major street repairs in about a year, but rather has been patching problem areas. He said the city did many repairs on Lilly Lane last summer.
“We haven't had any money to do any (repairs),” he said. “We are starting to get some revenue coming in — sales taxes are up — so we are able to do a little bit now.”
Morgan said the city will repair as many streets as possible until funding runs out, but the council is considering other financing options for more streets.
“The council has talked about going ahead and borrowing a bond to do a number of streets,” he said, adding a formal decision has not been made.
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