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Ardmore Street Department to Begin Major Resurfacing Project

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ARDMORE,OK--Ardmore residents, get ready to see those orange cones again--the city will soon begin a major resurfacing project.

Meredith Saldana has more on this story.

It's something the street department tries to do every year if the budget will allow them.

This year money is tight, but they say it's something that needed to be done.

Over the next month crews will be out resurfacing neighborhood streets and major roadways.  

The project includes eighteen city roads including problem spots on Mclain road and Main street.

Street Supervisor Don Olive says, even with a tight budget, the city felt it needed to make fixing roads a priority.

"All the streets that engineering has pick and chose for this project need the work," said Olive. "Of course, we've got a whole lot of other streets that need it, but it's just kind of, like I said, you're looking at the infrastructure of your utilities how long they've been there."

So what exactly is resurfacing?

Here's how it works: they will scrape about two inches off of the top of the road, smooth it out, then they'll pour new asphalt on top.

City officials say the total project will cost more than nine hundred thousand dollars.

Olive says they should be done in about six weeks.

Meredith Saldana, KTEN News