Reynolds and Kay Ltd., of Tyler, is slated to fix areas of the roadway, which has not been patched in about nine or 10 years.
“We had gone out there and marked with white paint areas that need to be replaced …” City Manager Larry Morgan said.
“They will cut out places we've marked and put a base down and two inches of asphalt. When that's complete, they will come back and put a seal coat. The seal coat will keep the integrity of road for several years.”
During construction, which is not projected to last more than two or three weeks, parts of Main Street will be cut down to one lane.
However, commuters can bypass the work by taking Lynch Street or Farm-to-Market Road 344.
Morgan said it won't impact a lot of residents because there are not a significant number of businesses on Main Street. The post office will likely be impacted the most, as well as Dollar General.
Morgan said the patching project will be a good fix for the time being, but the city's long-term goal is to curb and gutter Main Street.
The city also is turning attention to other streets, including some in the Rollingwood Hills subdivision.
“What the city will have to do eventually is get a bond issue to widen the streets because some are so narrow it's almost impossible for two cars to pass,” Morgan said. “We're looking at the most traveled streets and turning our attention to those.”
In the meantime, he said the city will continue with maintenance and patchwork projects, such as the one on Main Street.
“Anytime you do street repair, it's an inconvenience, but we have an excellent company. They will accommodate,” Morgan said.