DOTHAN, AL (WSFA) – There's a lot road work happening in Dothan right now and soon there's going to be more.
The Dothan City Commission approved $1.6 million in road resurfacing projects Tuesday.
It's the latest in a string of recent efforts to improve Dothan's roadways.
In the last few years, city leaders have paved over 100 miles of road.
"It's something we need to do more of and not less," says Mike West, Dothan City Manager.
And the work now could mean less money spent in the long run.
As roads worsen cracks and pot holes could lead to more severe problems that cost lots of money.
"Over time it actually costs of less by keeping a good layer of asphalt on that road because it keeps it from deteriorating," says West.
City officials expect most of the current road work in the city to be completed later this year.