The bumpy patch of road on South James Street’s 200 block, where city workers removed railroad tracks in June, will be smoothed over in coming weeks, said Public Works Commissioner Butch Conover on Thursday.
The patch will be paved as part of the city’s summer street resurfacing project. The city previously approved a $1,877,841.31 contract with Dolomite Products of Rochester for the effort.
Workers will mobilize to tackle more than 50 sections of streets in all seven wards throughout the city beginning Aug. 12, Conover said, adding that the South James Street patch would be covered in the first week.
DPW officials have previously projected a completion date of Sept. 27 for the entire project.
The resurfacing and cold milling effort is undertaken annually to keep Rome’s roads smooth and safe. Sections of streets are targeted for repair on a rotating basis each year.