The city of Bessemer will soon be starting its 2014 Paving Program.
The project is set to start in early April and aims to resurface several streets in the city.
The cost for the project will be $1.3 million. Dunn Construction Company was the lowest responsible bidder of three companies and was awarded the program back in November.
However, rains and unseasonably cold weather prevented the start of the paving. With warmer weather now forecast, the program is set to begin. The paving will also include installation of a new walking track at Hard Park.
The list of roadways in 2014 paving project include:
1. Westlake Drive from Lakeridge Drive to Highway 11.
2. Center Street from Fairfax Avenue to Alabama Avenue.
3. First Street North from Alabama Avenue to Fourth Avenue North.
4. Ninth Street North from Highway 11 to Alabama Avenue.
5. Carolina Avenue from 19th Street to 32nd Street.
6. Hopewell Road from Nixon Road to Morgan Road.
7. 13th Court North from 23rd Street to 25th Place.
8. 25th Street North from 15th Avenue North to 18th Avenue North.
9. Carriage Hills Drive from McCalla Road to Carriage House Road.
10. Royal Coach Circle from Coach Lane for about 1150 linear feet
11. Oak Street from Fourth Avenue North to Parker Road.
12. 17th Street North from 18th Avenue North to 20th Avenue North.
13. Sixth Street from Owen Avenue to Jefferson Avenue
14. Parker Road from Oak Street to Highway 11.
The Bessemer City Council's Parks and Recreation Committee will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24, in the Bessemer City Hall Municipal Auditorium to hear public comment and to discuss, deliberate and consider recommendations to the full council regarding renaming of Hard Park.
The full City Council will meet on Tuesday, March 31 at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers to discuss, deliberate and consider the recommendations of the Parks and Recreation Committee regarding the renaming of the park.
If you have an interest in the naming of Hard Park, please make plans to attend these two important meetings.
The city of Bessemer has selected the Clements Dean Building Company of Wilsonville to construct the new City Hall building.
The City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday, March 17, to accept the low bid of Clements Dean to build the new three-story, 29,650-square foot building, which will be located on Third Avenue North at 17th Street (currently a parking lot).
Bids on the facility were opened on Feb. 10 at City Hall. Clements Dean was one of five companies that bid on the project. The facility is tentatively expected to be completed in late Spring-Summer 2016.
A ground-breaking date has not been officially set.
The city of Bessemer, office of Economic and Community Development, welcomes all public comments relative to the CDBG Consolidated and Action Planning process for fiscal years 2015-2019.
Public meetings for comment will be held as follows:
March 16th at 6 p.m. at the Bessemer Public Library
March 23rd at 6 p.m. at the Bessemer Public Library
March 30th at 6 p.m. at the Bessemer Public Library.
All written comments should be sent to Forrest Davis, Economic and Community Development Director, City Hall, Bessemer, 1800 Third Avenue North, 35020.