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Livingston Approves Million Dollar Paving Project

/ The Upper Cumberland's News Leader

The Livingston Board of Aldermen approved a $1 million dollar paving project Monday night.

Some 36 side streets in the city limits will be repaved. Mayor Curtis Hayes said the project will be paid by a 10 year capital outlay note.

“Streets have kind of been ignored for quite sometime simply because of money issues,” Hayes said. “I think it is important now that we have an progressive board, and they have looked and there are no grants out there to do this.”

Hayes said paving is expected to begin later this year with a completion date in late 2021.

“There is not one particular neighborhood. It is just various streets of the city that needed it first,” Hayes said. “Whichever street needed it the most got it. If we have to decrease the amount of streets repaved to fit in the $1 million, then we will do so.”

The project cost does not include striping.

Capital outlay notes are used by local governments to fund many types of capital improvement projects. Hayes said the project is similar to when the city took out a $500,000 loan to pave 14 streets within the Carr Avenue subdivision.


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