Program paving a better future for neighborhoods

Program paving a better future for neighborhoods

Pictured is Cardena Street before repaving.

The City of Coral Gables is undertaking a major street resurfacing initiative as part of the Neighborhood Renaissance Program (NRP). The NRP is a program designed to invest in the city’s neighborhoods in order to preserve and enhance the heritage and beauty of the community.

As one of the projects within the NRP, approximately 55 lane miles of neighborhood streets are being resurfaced throughout the city. Phase One, covering 30 lane miles of streets north of US1, is nearing completion. Phase Two began in February paving the remaining 25 lane miles south of US1 and in the downtown area.

The street resurfacing initiative is not only expected to improve neighborhoods, but it should also enhance property values.

“With a clear vision and firm commitment to the future, Coral Gables is on the road to making our neighborhoods the most livable they can be,” Mayor Jim Cason said.

Program paving a better future for neighborhoods

Pictured is Cardena Street after repaving.

The list of streets to be resurfaced is equivalent to the amount that would normally be paved in approximately 10 years, making this the most ambitious street resurfacing initiative ever undertaken by the city. 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.

For information on the Neighborhood Renaissance Program, visit online at www.CoralGables.com/NRP

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