On the road to building a better Coral Gables

Coral Gables Mayor Jim Cason (right) inspects one of the streets being repaved.

Work has begun to pave approximately 30 lane miles of streets throughout Coral Gables.

Crews are working on the first phase of the project which covers identified neighborhood streets north of S. Dixie Highway (US1). This paving project is part of the Neighborhood Renaissance Program (NRP), proposed by city manager Pat Salerno and approved by the Coral Gables City Commission, which aims at making neighborhoods the most livable they can be. Construction crews are working expeditiously to minimize the inconvenience to residents.

Phase Two will resurface all identified streets south of US1. The total list of streets to be resurfaced is equivalent to what would normally be paved in approximately 10 years.

Everyone will benefit from the elimination of the extensive backlog as the city will be able to stay current with street resurfacing needs as they arise. In the future, residents whose streets need resurfacing would not be placed on a waiting list for many years; instead, their street would be repaved within a year. This initiative not only will improve neighborhoods, it also should enhance property values.

If your neighborhood street is located south of US1 where Phase Two of the proj- ect is to occur, and you would like to have it reevaluated for possible resurfacing, send an email to PWdepartment@coralgables.com.

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