BALLINGER – City crews have been very busy with much needed repair on the streets of Ballinger in recent weeks.

BALLINGER – City crews have been very busy with much needed repair on the streets of Ballinger in recent weeks.

Last week, crews repaved the Park Road, which was a tricky project, said City Manager Bryan Grimes. Work began on Park Hill, which is a six percent grade, meaning it is as steep as Ranger Hill on U.S. Interstate 20.

“There are a lot of turns and angles – it is difficult,” Grimes said.

But the crews soldiered on, paving the entire area around the swimming pool.

Visitors to the pool, were affected very little, but were asked to come in to the park via the other entrance.

Grimes said this is the first time the Park Road has been repaved in 40 years. Work continued in the park this week, and Grimes said the goal is to have it completed by mid-September.

This paving project is one of several that are ongoing this summer throughout the city.

Last week, crews completed the repaving of 11th Street, and paving will continue throughout the summer and into fall, weather permitting.

"We will keep doing paving projects through mid-October, weather permitting," Grimes said. "We still have other streets we are looking at."