Peak St. in Columbus reopens after four-week closure for repaving

Published 11:29 am Friday, February 2, 2024

COLUMBUS—Peak St. in Columbus is back open after being closed for more than four weeks. 

The section of road, located between Ward St. and Mills St., across from Stearns Park, had been shut down since Tuesday, January 2.

Peak St. was closed due to one lane of the road needing repaving. The initial digging was done by Ravan Earthworks, LLC., of Landrum. 

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“It had to be dug up first. The road is not stable right there and that’s why it’s been closed. And it’s going to be repaved after they get in there and redo the part that is failing,” said Columbus Town Manager Tim Barth before the construction. 

The final repaving of the road was done by Prince Construction, also of Landrum. 

“They dug out the somewhat good dirt, they packed it, they added the base stone, used a roller to compact it, and then laid six to eight inches of asphalt on top of that,” said Columbus Public Works Director James Smith.

Construction was finally complete and the road was again open around 1 p.m. on Thursday.