Plum officials considering spending $1.5 million in paving this year |

Plum officials considering spending $1.5 million in paving this year

Michael DiVittorio

Plum officials plan to spend $1.5 million to pave 26 streets this year.

Borough Manager Michael Thomas said roads in the East Oakmont section of the borough will receive an overlay of new asphalt.

East Oakmont streets to be repaired include Northern, Eastern, Center, Pennex, Woodlawn and Frankland avenues and Jefferson Street.

Streets in the Regency Park and Holiday Park neighborhoods will be milled and get a new layer of asphalt. Some will receive additional base repairs.

Regency Park streets listed in project documents include Regency, Pikeview, Deborah Jane, Crestview, Mower, Kathy Lynn, Arlington and Wild drives and Vale Avenue.

Holiday Park roads to be paved include Alcan, Key West, Riviera, Boyce Park, Darlin Hill, Great Smokey, Ohiopyle, Big Horn and Koomatuck drives and Carlsbad and Nuttals Grove/Oak roads.

The cul-de-sac on Black Hills Road also will be repaired as part of this year’s paving project.

Roads were selected by Borough Engineer R.F. Mitall & Associates and borough Road and Infrastructure Supervisor Bill Binnie.

Neither returned calls seeking comment.

“They select the roads to be paved based on the condition of the top surface, the condition of the base underneath, the pavement and the age of the road,” Thomas said.

A contractor has not been selected. Bids are expected to be open March 1 and a contract awarded March 11.

Paving is expected to begin in August and be completed by October.

The $1.5 million is about the same amount spend on roads last year.

Michael DiVittorio is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Michael at 412-871-2367, [email protected] or via Twitter @MikeJdiVittorio.