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More than 50 Collierville streets to be repaved this year

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Segments of Wolf River Blvd., Bailey Station Road and Shelton Road are among the more than 50 streets scheduled to be repaved this year in Collierville.

The town’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen will approve a contract for the annual Street Repaving Program next Monday night during their regularly scheduled semimonthly meeting.

The total project will not exceed $1,696,040.

Bill Kilp, director of Public Services for the town, said the program involves patching, leveling and asphalt overlay of various town streets. A portion of the annual paving budget in the amount of $1 million comes from the State Street Aid funds. An additional $500,000 has been appropriated from the town’s funds assigned in the General Fund balance.

A portion of the available money budgeted for the 2018 fiscal year was used last August to widen Mount Pleasant Road between Natchez and Washington streets.

Fossett Paving performed the work for $3,960, leaving a balance of $1,496,040.

A paving bid from Standard Construction Company exceeded the original budget by more than $130,000. So, a budget amendment was made to shift $200,000 from the State Street Aid Surplus Fund into the State Street Aid Street Repair and Maintenance-Paving fund, increasing the total available funding to $1,696,040.

The additional money will fund all of the approved streets and also include the repaving of a leg of Wolf River Blvd. from Houston Levee Road east to Almadale Parkway, which is estimated to cost $69,000.

This would complete the repaving of Wolf River Blvd., from Houston Levee to 500 feet east of the entrance to St. George’s Independent School, the majority of which was repaved in 2017, said Kilp.

• Board members will also vote to approve the sale of wine in Walmart at 560 W. Poplar Ave.

During the 2014 legislative session, the Tennessee General Assembly authorized the sale of wine at food stores if the voters of each municipality approved the sales through a referendum. Collierville voters approved the sales in November 2014. In July 2016, wine sales were allowed in Collierville’s food stores.

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