TUCKER, Ga. (April 8, 2019) – Tucker’s Mayor and City Council Monday helped launch a new round of SPLOST-funded road resurfacings with a ribbon cutting event on Rock Mountain Boulevard. The spring campaign, dubbed the “Smooth Ride Tour” is bringing newly repaved streets to all parts of the City.
“We’re excited to kick off our spring resurfacing projects,” said City Engineer Ken Hildebrandt. “Through the good [fiscal] stewardship of our City Council, we were able to add an extra million dollars this year, which is really above and beyond what we had planned for.”
The new round of resurfacings will cover 26 of Tucker’s most poorly-conditioned streets. It comes on the heels of a highly successful fall campaign that addressed 21 streets in need. The work is being funded largely through the special-purpose local-option sales tax (SPLOST).
DeKalb County Commissioner Steve Bradshaw attended the kickoff event, further illustrating the continued close relationship between the City and the County.
“The partnership between DeKalb County and the City of Tucker is strong and, I suspect, it will be strong for many, many years to come,” Bradshaw said.
In February, Tucker’s City Council approved $2.3 million for this round of resurfacings. The work will be overseen by Atlanta Paving, the same firm which worked with the City on its fall resurfacings. Jacobs Engineering is again managing the City’s SPLOST program.
The SPLOST was passed by DeKalb County voters in November 2017 by a wide margin. The additional penny tax is expected to raise $31.8 million for projects in the City of Tucker over the next six years. Residents can keep up with how SPLOST money is being spent in the City and find a list of roads to be resurfaced at tuckerga.gov/SPLOST.