Orange Beach continues road improvements

By: Crystal Cole/ Islander Editor
Posted 10/15/18

As the City of Orange Beach prepares for utility movement on Canal Road ahead of the widening project, it is also undertaking some resurfacing work.

Before the end of the year, 18 city streets …

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As the City of Orange Beach prepares for utility movement on Canal Road ahead of the widening project, it is also undertaking some resurfacing work.

Before the end of the year, 18 city streets will be repaved as the Orange Beach City Council voted on Tuesday, Sept. 18th, to approve a low bid of $380,000 to Roads Inc. of NWF.

With the original bid for coming in under budget at $380,000, three more streets were added for $22,768 in a change order approved by the City Council on Tuesday, Oct. 2nd.

Ken Grimes, Orange Beach City Administrator, said most roads come up for resurfacing every seven years or less depending on the wear and breakdown of the asphalt. 

As of Friday morning, Garrett Lane was paved, and Cotton Bayou Drive was expected to be completed soon. Milling was underway on West Oak Ridge Drive.

Orange Beach Public Works crews were expected to installed dirt on the low shoulders on Garrett Lane and begin hydro-seeding the shoulders on Friday with a mix of winter rye and brown top millet, according to Public Works Director Tim Tucker.

Tucker said this week would focus on the West Oak Ridge area.

“There should only be minimal delays during the process,” Tucker said. “Any closures will only be for a very short period of time, example if the crews are in front of a driveway or street entrance. Thanks in advance for everyone's patience.”

The 2018 Roadway Resurfacing Project includes the following:

West Oak Ridge Drive and turnaround at end of West Oak Ridge Drive (Milling underway)

Oak Ridge Loop

Seville Circle

Pine Circle

Fleetwood Circle

Manor Circle

Sandy Hill Circle

Oak Circle

Intersection of Holly Street and Bonito Avenue

Snapper Circle

Bay Circle

Magnolia Circle

Cotton Bayou Drive (Expected to be complete on Friday, Oct. 12)

Garrett Lane (Complete)

Jefferson Avenue

Cusack Court

Adams Avenue

Updates on where paving will be posted each week on the city website, orangebeachal.gov. All paving must be complete by the end of the year.