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Board approves bid for road resurfacing

Sections of two of the Town of Erwin’s most heavily trafficked streets will soon be resurfaced thanks to a grant received by the town.
During a regularly scheduled meeting of the Erwin Board of Mayor and Aldermen on Nov. 24, the panel unanimously approved a bid from Summers-Taylor, Inc. for roadway resurfacing and safety improvements on sections of Love Street and Carolina Avenue.
All board members were present at the meeting.
City Recorder Glenn Rosenoff told the board the cost of the bid was $447,985.12 and that the grant was an 80-20 matching grant. The Tennessee Department of Transportation will pay $358,388.96 of the cost, with the town funding the remaining $89,587.24.
“We did include this in this fiscal year budget,” Rosenoff also said.
The project will include the installation of handicap-accessible ramps on the sidewalks, as well as the milling down and resurfacing of the roadways.
A pre-construction meeting for the project has been scheduled for Dec. 9. A start date for the project should be decided at that meeting.
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The Nov. 24 meeting was the last for member Carolyn Tipton. Tipton was appointed earlier this year to serve on the board and did not seek re-election to the board.
“I have enjoyed my eight months on the board,” Tipton said.
Mayor Doris Hensley expressed her appreciation for Tipton’s dedication to the town.
“Thank you for your service to the board,” Hensley said. “We will miss you.”