City of Leeds Paving Projects | Each year City Council members submit a list of roads that need to be paved in their districts. Those lists are compiled, combined and reviewed. The Mayor and Council work together with the process to review the budget and make decisions on every district on the most urgent needs for those roads to be taken care of that year.
Over the past four years, over $1.6 million have been gone to road work and great strides have been made in repairing and paving roads all over the city. The list of roads that have been improved is significant:
- Tree Street
- Kings Forest
- Rowan Montague
- Cedar Grove
- 8th Street
- Rosa Parks
- Ashville Curt
- Phillips Drive
- Henry Ellen
- Park Drive
- Bryant Avenue
- Grand River Boulevard West
As weather permits, plans will continue this year to pave those roads in less than desirable condition.
With the huge amount of rainfall and flooding we have incurred this past winter and early spring, our list continues to grow with urgent needs. Some of the roads in the worst condition are not in the city limits that our residents drive on every day and we hope that Jefferson County and other municipalities will be able to get those roads back in shape soon.
In addition to our efforts that will continue to move forward, the City is now looking at some federal funds and possibly funds made available through reorganizing bond projects and hopes there will be additional money so we may have a larger impact on our infrastructure. These plans are underway as part of the City's 2020 Projects.
The City has just been approved for a USDA loan in the amount of $2.7 million toward paving city roads. This large roadwork project should begin in July. Plans are to pave roads in the worst condition regardless of district they are in. Also, ALDOT plans to make improvements on I-20 in the city limits of Leeds soon. All of these plans are in addition to the regular paving projects underway.