Sections of Six City Streets To Be Repaved

The city of Wheeling is getting ready to repave six different streets next month at a cost of nearly $200,000.

Public Works Director Russell Jebbia said the following streets are scheduled to be milled and paved by Kelly Paving of Rayland: Edgington Lane from National to Carmel roads; Kelly Drive in Leewood Park; Knox Lane; a portion of Courtland Avenue; Nichols Lane from Kruger to Jones streets; Lane A between Maple and Poplar avenues; and the delivery road for Woodsdale Elementary School.

Jebbia said City Council is expected to hold the second reading of the ordinance May 20 to award the contract to Kelly Paving, which submitted a bid of $192,265.

Meanwhile, 10 other streets are expected to be repaved in the fall with about $500,000 in federal Community Development Block Grant funding: South York Street from Zane Street to the Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack parking lot; Virginia Street from South Front to South Penn streets; Lind Street from Wood to East 10th streets; 14th Street from McColloch to Wood streets; a portion of Vine Street; Eoff Street from 45th to 48th streets; Wetzel Street from 37th to 40th streets; Patterson Lane from Kruger Street to Wheeling Creek; and Fulton Street from Merwin Street to Savan Rock Avenue; a section of Miracle Field parking lot.

Jebbia said CDBG funds must be used in low to moderate income area or for handicapped accessibility. General fund money can used for paving any city-owned street.

“We hope to have additional general fund money to do some more of the other streets on the list,” Jebbia said. “We try to get as many roads done as we can. …The list we are working from is already 10 years old.”

Jebbia said the city tries to pave first the most used roads that also are the most damaged.

“We’re aware of streets that need paving. We get to them as we can – we’ve got quite a list we’re trying to work on. We can only do as many as funding becomes available.”