LEWISTON — The City Council on Tuesday night earmarked $1.37 million to repair city streets.
Councilors voted 6-0 to create a supplemental borrowing package to fund nine road repair projects in addition to the 10 already funded in the city's capital improvement plan.
They approved the new borrowing without debate.
New projects include full-depth rehabilitation projects on Crowley and Old Greene roads and several smaller repaving projects around the city.
Councilors approved a capital plan at their June 1 meeting that included $1 million in new borrowing. That money will pay for a new ditch, drainage and rehabilitation along Cotton Road, a rehabilitation of Pond Road and surface paving along Switzerland and College roads.
Another $450,000 in leftover paving funds will pay to repave the Lisbon Street ramps onto Plourde Parkway and for patching and paving along parts of Webster and Fairmount streets, Randall Road and Biron Avenue. It also sets aside $25,000 to patch potholes around the city.
The city had planned to demolish the massive Bates Mill building at Main and Canal streets this spring, but councilors voted in March to halt the demolition. The city had planned to borrow $800,000 to pay for that work. Even though that $800,000 was never borrowed, councilors agreed to re-purpose it to pay for the projects on Crowley and Old Greene roads.
The city had also planned to use $570,000 to repair the single lane on Beech Street, crossing the canal to Simard/Payne Police Memorial Park. Councilors decided to delay that project, using that $570,000 to pave and patch seven other roads.
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