Asphalt work is to begin in August in the City of Houston. (File photo)

Asphalt work in the City of Houston should begin Aug. 1, says City Administrator Larry Sutton.

Pace Asphalt of West Plains is completing work at Salem and will next target Houston.

Houston’s new Lilly Avenue will close from Sunday, July 31, to Tuesday, Aug. 2, to prepare for paving there. Drivers also may want to avoid First Street in downtown Houston, which also is set for paving.

The city council expects to spend about $190,000 to apply overlays at these locations: Lilly Avenue, Highway 17 Terrace, First Street from U.S. 63 to Walnut Street and east to Grand Avenue, Florence Street, Holt Street, Lone Pine Street, Faye Street and Wyn Drive. Pavement near Holder Drive and C.W. Harry Drive will be widened.

A significant amount of milling – removal of paving – is expected on First Street.

The council also approved plans for an asphalt bike trail that will run along Lilly Avenue to Holder Drive east to near the Walmart Supercenter.

An asphalt plant is at Houston; the council expects to save about $10 a ton on cost due to its proximity.


The city council expects to spend about $190,000 on overlays inthe city.

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