Sylacauga paving project nears completion

Mayor Jim Heigl (right) congratulates Dan Cook, project manager with Dunn Construction, on a job well-done on Sylacauga’s multimillion dollar paving project that is almost finished.


SYLACAUGA -- The city’s first multimillion dollar paving project is almost complete and is expected to come in under budget.

Dunn Construction completed paving South Church Street, West Clay Street, Pineview Road and Monroe Street this week, Mayor Jim Heigl said Friday. The company was finishing up a stretch of Oldfield Road on Thursday.

“This will complete this year’s paving project,” the mayor said. “Striping of all streets will follow shortly. Plus, we are expecting to come in under budget.”

The more than $3.3 million project started in May. Dunn Construction of Birmingham was the lowest qualified bidder at $3,021,253.60 for Phase I, with alternate street bids estimated at $286,000.

Engineering Environmental Forestry Services made the recommendation to the council for the lowest bidder. EEFS is overseeing the massive effort.

At least 20 city streets and seven alternate streets were paved in the project that was funded through the city’s bond money. This was the largest paving project the city has ever undertaken.

Heigl said the city was pleased with how the paving had turned out.

“We are hoping to save some gasoline tax money in 2019 to pave more streets,” he said. “The more people buy gas in Sylacauga, the better opportunity for the city to put money aside for more paving.”