Princeton Mayor Dakota Young announced city-wide repaving begins this month during the city council meeting Tuesday, putting Princeton on a 12-year paving plan.
“As recently as 2015, the city was on a 67-year-plus paving cycle, meaning that a street paved in 2015 wouldn’t be repaved until 2082,” Young said. “Barring any unforeseen developments, by 2025, all City streets will have been repaved within the past 10 years, and will be on a solid 12-year repaving plan.”
Work is likely to start in the next couple of weeks. The paving project includes 14 streets and 25 alleys.
Young said all 25 city-maintained alleys are getting repaved, and the Memorial Gardens Cemetery is undergoing paving for the first time.
All of Cedar Hill Cemetery, including the parking lot and new streets needed to complete the cemetery in the new sections will also be repaved, Young added.
The council reserved $500,000 in this year’s budget to invest in road infrastructure projects.
He declared the following 14 streets will undergo repaving:
East Green Street
Jo Jones Road
St. Andrews Circle
“I just want to commend the council for the historic investment you all have made in the last few years to be able to get us on this paving cycle,” Young said.