Contractors to begin milling down streets in Oakhurst village

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 10, 2015
An artist's depiction of the Oakhurst streetscape project. Source:

An artist’s depiction of the Oakhurst streetscape project. Source:

The Oakhurst streetscape project is approaching a conclusion. A contractor for the city is planning to mill streets throughout the project area starting on Wednesday, Nov. 11, according to an email from the city.

“Repaving streets should start immediately after milling and any necessary repairs to existing paving are completed,” the email says. “The work should take 4-5 days. This schedule depends on good  weather and will be updated if changes are necessary. On-street parking will be prohibited when the work is being performed. Two-way traffic will be maintained but may be limited where work is taking place.”

Last week the city signaled that the project is close to wrapping after a year of work.

The construction resulted in the cancellation of Oakhurst’s Arts and Music Festival. In the festival’s absence, the community improvised and came up with Porchfest, which received widespread media attention and acclaim.

When completed, the streetscape project will transform the heart of Oakhurst at the intersections of Oakview Road, East Lake Drive, West Hill Street and West Benson Street. There will be new sidewalks, lighting and trees along these roads, Saxon said. The project will also increase the size of Oakhurst’s Harmony Park. Off-street parking on the park’s south side will be replaced with a pedestrian plaza.

The city set a $2 million budget for the project and it was expected to take about 12 months to complete. The contractor began clearing trees back in December.

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