By Mary Thurwachter

This month, Lantana residents can look forward to several roads being repaved, including Southeast Atlantic Drive on Hypoluxo Island.

Town Council members agreed during the Dec. 10 meeting to have M&M Asphalt Maintenance Inc. repave streets at an amount not to exceed $215,871. Money for the work will come from the 1-cent sales tax. The Southeast Atlantic Drive portion of the project will cost $73,600.

“Work on the island is expected to begin the second week of January,” said Jerry Darr, assistant director of the town’s utilities department. “It will go from the 800 block to the 1400 block of Southeast Atlantic and should be finished in two days.”

The work is part of the roadway development plan the town hired Mathews Consulting Inc. to produce in 2008. Engineers rated the streets based on rutting, cracking, patching and raveling.

Island resident Media Beverly asked if the project would include “those ugly yellow stripings.”

Town Manager Deborah Manzo said the yellow lines were required by law but that the pavement would have broken yellow stripes in this case.

Other streets to be resurfaced this year include West Mango Street from the dead end to South 12th Street; West Duval Street from the dead end to South 14th Street; West Branch Street from the dead end to 14th Street; Julia Heights from Skylark to Cardinal Lane; Gator Drive from North Eighth Street to North Fourth Street.

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