52 City of Tyler streets to receive improvements

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Published: May. 11, 2022 at 10:41 AM CDT|Updated: May. 11, 2022 at 10:06 PM CDT
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TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - The City of Tyler is revamping or replacing a number of its roadways.

On Wednesday, the Tyler City Council unanimously voted to approve three plans to improve streets in Tyler.

One project is the 2022 asphalt enhancement project, a $3,301,084.71 contract with Reynolds and Kay, LTD.

The work will improve 25 lane miles of roadways, curbs and gutters, and restripe and place reflective markings.

Click here to see the full list of streets getting the asphalt enhancement.

An additional project in the works is the improvement of South Thompson Avenue and Barger Street.

City Engineer Darin Jennings said the city needs to replace these roads because in 2020 the storm sewer collapsed and a car fell through the road.

“We did a temporary fix to get that going and now we’re getting the permeant and just replace that whole pipe because that whole storm sewer in there is all the same age, so we want to make sure that we don’t have that happen again,” Jennings said.

When the city repairs these roads, the brick roads will be replaced.

“Both those roads are brick. We will be going back with asphalt and taking those bricks and stockpiling those for use in repairing other brick streets around town,” Jennings said.

The goal of these repairs is to improve public safety.

“It’s a public safety and just a wear and tear on the way the roads ... the service life is just beyond what it intended to be initially, so we are repairing, replacing the roads with the asphalt enhancement,” Jennings said.

The city also plans to repair Shiloh Road.

Each project is on a different timeline. The asphalts improvement is set to be complete first by March 2023.

The final cost of the the Thompson Avenue and Shiloh Road projects are still being determined.

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