Weirton council approves paving of additional streets around city

WEIRTON — City council during a special meeting Wednesday approved a resolution expanding the city’s planned street paving program for the year.

Council voted 7-0 on a contract change order with NLS Paving Inc. for milling and paving of city streets, adding six streets and possible alleyways to the paving contract approved earlier this month.

Bruce Lamp, general superintendent of the city’s Public Works Department, said he spoke with representatives of NLS Paving Wednesday, and they are scheduling the work.

“As long as everything goes fine, they’re talking the second week of August to start,” Lamp said.

The city had budgeted $969,424.50 from the general fund, and $213,679.75 from Community Development Block Grant funds for this year’s paving, with the bids from NLS Paving coming in approximately $300,000 under the general fund’s budget.

During a work session July 10, council opted to include paving half of St. John’s Road in Ward 1, a portion of Kingsview Road in Ward 2, a section of Hindman Lane in Ward 3, a selection of alleys in Ward 4, Elmhurst Drive in Ward 5, parts of Murphy Avenue in Ward 6 and repairs to West Circle Drive and the paving of alleys in Ward 7.

(Howell can be contacted at chowell@weirtondailytimes.com, and followed via Twitter @CHowellWDT)

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