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Paving project in Enterprise nearly done with phase one

Mill Avenue in Enterprise after being recently repaved.
Mill Avenue in Enterprise after being recently repaved.(Nick Brooks)
Published: Jun. 29, 2020 at 7:13 PM CDT
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ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WTVY) --

The City of Enterprise is just over a year into water main and street re-surfacing projects.

The City of Progress is nearly completed with the first of three phases of replacing water lines and repaving roads.

"This resurfacing was actually needed and all of the streets that we had gone through and really has done quite a bit of improvement as far as making our city looking like it should be," said Enterprise Mayor Bill Cooper.

With just a few streets left to be resurfaced in the first phase, Enterprise Public Works has also started the next step.

“Phase 2 is already in process,” said Enterprise Public Works Director Shannon Roberts. “They are already doing the water as well on it and they have already cut and put new water surfaces in.”

The project has cost nearly $4,600,000 already, but timeliness is key in this project as the longer it takes for the city to finish the more money the city will have to spend.

“It means now even what we’ve done this year maybe two years from now it’s probably going to be even higher so we’ve done what we could with the money that we had,” Mayor Cooper added.

Roberts would like to remind those traveling down the streets to keep an eye out.

“If the citizens would kind of keep a watch on the guys trying to redo the waterlines, just be aware of them being in there because they’ll be up and down in and out and around machinery,” said Roberts.

As for the repaving, Mayor Cooper says it will be more than just easier travel on your vehicle.

"When they see street improvements it really makes a difference in our neighborhood and for them to see people out walking and families riding bikes and all this kinds of stuff it really shows improvement as far as our city is concerned," Mayor Cooper finished.

Barring any setbacks from weather the city hopes to be completed with all phases early next year.

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