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New Albany officials plan to repave 17 streets this year

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New Albany will spend $969,000 this year to pave 17 streets and repair various others.

Mark Nemec, New Albany's public-services director, said he typically doesn't present the list of road repairs to New Albany City Council until September but he wanted repairs made earlier this year.

"I worked harder to get it done early," he said after the May 7 City Council meeting.

Nemec said in the past, roadwork began in the fall and was completed the spring of the following year.

This year, he said, new work will start just as last year's improvements are being finished.

The city spent $1.4 million in 2012 on road repairs.

This year's budget is lower, but, Nemec said, he chose roads that are in the poorest condition and included some adjacent roads so workers are able to focus on sections of the city instead of being too spread out.

The roads that will be paved are: Ackerly Farm Road; Aspinwall North, South and Middle roads; Olmsted Road; Leverett Park Road; Albery Loop Road; Wiveliscombe; Yantis Drive; Greensward Road; Alban Mews; Brandon Road; Fenway Road; Baughman Grant; North and South Goodrich squares; and Evans Road.

The city will make repairs on Reynoldburg-New Albany Road, Byington Lane and Cummins Court and James River Road, and do minor resurfacing on New Albany Road East and Dublin-Granville Road.

The city will use crack sealant on the following roads: Smith's Mill Loop Road, Forrest Drive, Souder Road, Maynard Place and Maynard Place East, Stone Gate Drive, Britts Bend, Talanth Place, Kindler Drive, Belworth Square, Gilg Street, Cunningham Drive, Grate Park Square and Grate Park Drive, Dean Farm Road, Marwithe Place, Marwithe Court, Wiveliscombe, Hawksmoor Drive, Kensington Court, Southfield Court, Westbury, Rosewell Lane, Prestwould Close and Farley Court.

Curbs will be repaired and upgraded at various locations, Nemec said.

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