The City of Rome plans to resurface several main roadways in the upcoming year using $419 thousand in funds provided by the state motor fuel tax. That number is up from $317 thousand in 2016. The roads included are:
-First Avenue from the railroad tracks to Broad Street
-North Elm Street from Shorter Avenue to Lavender Drive
-Cedar Avenue between East 12th Street and Darlington Drive
-Lavender Drive from Elm Street to Redmond Road
Repaving of these four roadways will total an estimated $572 thousand, leaving the city to pick up 30 percent of the project costs after state funds are applied. Some other smaller projects could be accomplished with $280 thousand in S.P.L.O.S.T (special local option sales tax) funds.