Red Bank turns focus to needed work on back roads

The city of Red Bank is continuing its efforts to improve the city’s infrastructure by paving the city’s back roads.

“Our goal is 30 secondary roads,” said Mayor John Roberts.

The city signed a contract for the paving work with Talley Construction Company for an amount not to exceed $1 million at its July 1 meeting.

The plan is to pave 5.5 miles of city streets, said City Recorder Ruthie Rowen. The cost is $75 per ton of asphalt.

She said the city has a list of roads and partial roads planned to be paved, but does not want to release the list as it is subject to change.

City Manager Randall Smith said the starting date for the paving has not yet been confirmed, but it should be around late August to mid-September.

“It won’t take them too long to get finished once they start,” he said.