South Charlotte should see city road crews resurfacing streets in the next few months.
About 86 miles of city-maintained roadways will be resurfaced this year, including a number of major thoroughfares in south Charlotte, including Randolph, Providence, Sardis, Sharon, Fairview and Carmel roads.
Streets south of Interstate 485 will likely see improvements in the next 30 to 45 days, said Charles Jones, administrative manager of the street maintenance division of the Charlotte Department of Transportation.
Contractors will likely begin paving in and around the Ballantyne area, and then move east before heading back to the north, he said.
Street improvements will begin in May and continue until October, Jones said.
The complete list of streets to be resurfaced is posted on the city's website: www.charlottenc.gov. Jones said some streets identified on the map could be deleted and others added, based on problems or conflicts with other projects.
The majority of Charlotte's road improvements are paid for with state funds. The state distributes the money based on a city's population and number of street miles.
This year, North Carolina gave Charlotte $10 million for street maintenance.
Jones said contractors and city staff will work with residents on affected streets to minimize disruptions and ensure access to property while resurfacing work is conducted.
Resurfacing roads can require several stages of roadway preparation. Contractors may have to grind pavement surface, remove substandard pavement and adjust manholes.
Signs listing a paving schedule and contact information will be posted in residential areas at least 24 hours before resurfacing work begins.
Jones said the city brings a company in to evaluate the street conditions every two to three years. They look for cracks and other signs that the roads aren't in good shape. Then CDOT staff review the streets to assess the damage.
The city is divided into three maintenance districts, Jones said, and most of south Charlotte falls in the southwest district.
CDOT officials try to spread the resurfacing projects evenly throughout the city, he said.