North Brevard Road Project Reaches Milestone
By Space Coast Daily // October 18, 2012
300 Streets Resurfaced
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Right on time, a Brevard County Public Works street repaving initiative in North Brevard begun in January 2011 will reach a milestone Friday morning with a resurfacing project on Devon Street in Port St. John.
One-time funding of $10 million provided through gas tax bond proceeds has allowed the county to conduct resurfacing projects at an unprecedented pace. In less than two years, the county has conducted resurfacing work on 300 roads in North Brevard, with the 100-mile mark set to be hit before noon Friday on Devon Street, according to Public Works Director John Denninghoff.
Of the money received, an estimated $9 million was spent for resurfacing.
“We tried to identify two years ago a lot of roads that needed repaving and, as you know, we have 93 miles of dirt roads and 83 of those miles of dirt road are in my district — not to mention a bunch of other roads that had not been resurfaced in 25 to 30 years,” said county Commissioner Robin Fisher, who represents District 1 in North Brevard.
“We set out to change the landscape a little bit and get some dollars in my district to repave some roads, and we gave Roads and Bridges people a huge goal — 50 miles this year and 50 miles in 2011. That had never been done in history of the county,” Fisher said. “This is a huge accomplishment and I take my hat off to John Denninghoff and his group for understanding my goal and accomplishing it.”