Greentree Road work planned
Project to cost $49,200
Part of Greentree Road will be reconstructed and widened to 26 feet.
The Clintonville City Council voted at its June 13 meeting to approve reconstructing the portion of Greentree Road from the school intersection to where the Main Street reconstruction projects ends. Work would take place prior to the start of the school year.
The cost of the approved project is $49,200, with the funds coming from the undesignated fund balance.
The Clintonville Street Committee recommended the city council to approve the reconstruction project.
“That road is falling apart very quickly. There is heavy traffic on that road,” Clintonville Public Works Director Kray Brown told the Clintonville Street Committee at its June 6 meeting.
Brown proposed grinding the existing pavement and adding gravel as needed. Once the base of the road is created from that material, pavement would be applied to the top of it.
Currently the road is 24 feet wide, and Brown recommended making it 26 feet during the reconstruction of the road.
“We’re better off going to a wider pavement so we can keep the edges of that pavement,” Brown said.
Brown also recommended doing the reconstruction to that portion of Greentree Road while the Highway 22/156 intersection is closed for the Main Street reconstruction project.
Clintonville Mayor Lois Bressette said she understands the need for the repaving of part of Greentree Road, but she also said streets that residents live on in the city need to be repaired.
“I just want to make sure that we’re taking care of people who are looking at a road outside of their home and what they have to drive on, what their family members and guests would have to drive on, as opposed to a street we’ve only really seen a lot of heavy traffic during a school year,” Bressette said.
Work on other city streets was discussed, but no other recommendations were made.