PARKERSBURG - The city of Parkersburg will overlay about a dozen streets with its remaining paving money, Mayor Bob Newell said.
Last month city officials learned about $58,000 remained from the summer's paving contracts. Newell said the city would combine the $20,000 in leftover funds with Coal Severance funding to pave additional streets.
Newell released the list of paving projects on Tuesday.
Edgelawn is the most expensive of the projects costing almost $11,000 to do a 235-foot section. Street department officials said the street is gravel.
A previously paved street requires about 2 inches of pavement. A new street requires a 4-inch base of pavement.
Newell had considered applying the leftover money to Washington Avenue, but the street also requires milling. In July, city council balked at approving $80,000 from Capital Reserve to pave Washington Avenue from Liberty Street to Park Avenue.
Newell said he spoke with several council members who agree the street needs to be done.
It won't be this year, he said.
"It was not cost-efficient to go and do a couple of blocks and come back and do it again next year," Newell said.