District 7, which covers part of Birmingham’s southwestern neighborhoods along with District 5, has over two dozen resurfacing projects scheduled for completion this year.
The city’s $15 million street resurfacing budget for 2023 will go towards roads that were chosen in 2017 as part of a five-year resurfacing plan laid out by previous Birmingham Mayor William Bell as the Lede previously reported.
James Fowler, director of the Birmingham Department of Transportation (BDOT), said that workers go out to these selected areas to reassess their resurfacing needs before they begin roadwork.
BDOT is currently working on a new resurfacing plan announced with this year’s budget that will involve hiring a consultant to assess all of the city’s roads and use analytics to prioritize which streets need to be paved, Fowler said.
Over the next few weeks, the Lede will continue to share the resurfacing projects scheduled for each district in numerical order. Last week, District 6 projects were covered.