In a few months Gastonia residents will have the opportunity to vote on $75 million dollars in bonds that will be used to repair and upgrade streets and sidewalks.
“Every five years, we have a company that evaluates our streets just to see you know how they’re doing. In 2018 that company basically told us that we need to spend $45 million to get our streets up to a decent standard. And so certainly to look at 2022, we figure that $45 million number is probably much much higher. So, therefore, that justifies the need for resurfacing will be critical. And it’ll be brought up as well throughout all parts of the city,” said Quentin Mzphatter, Assistant City Manager.