BY MELANIE BUCK –
Mena’s annual fall street overlay project began last week and the City’s Street Department has a big schedule ahead of them. The project is projected to use more than 3,132 tons of asphalt, just under 2014’s 3,830 tons used. The cost is expected to be around $332,000 to provide overlay in the following areas: Blake Street, Lakeside Drive, Miller Avenue, Pine Avenue, Prairie Creek Road, Oaklawn Drive, Oak Grove Avenue, Smith Avenue, South Mena Street, Wimberly Street, 8th Street, 9th Street, 11th Street, and Dogwood Drive.
Not all of the streets listed will see the entire street overlaid with new asphalt, only portions of some of the streets.