TUCKER, Ga. (March 26, 2020) – The City of Tucker kicked off their 2020 SPLOST resurfacing efforts this week, with crews getting to work on the first of what will be nearly 80 streets to be repaved over the next few months.
“We’re happy that Tucker is at work,” said Tucker Mayor Frank Auman at a ribbon cutting celebration on Thursday morning. “We want to keep operations going in the City and we want to keep operations of every business that can do so safely going in the City.”
The Mayor and City Council voted last month to approve a $4.4 million contract with Gwinnett County-based contractor E.R. Snell to perform the work. Their crews will resurface 79 roads covering 19.2 miles of roadway throughout the remainder of the year.
The work is being funded mostly through Tucker’s share of the DeKalb County SPLOST. The SPLOST passed a referendum in 2017 and will be in effect until 2024. In the first two years of its SPLOST-funded road resurfacing program, the City has managed to repave about 50 streets. The program, which has consistently stayed under budget, is managed by professionals from Jacobs Engineering.