GDOT is providing $365,563 to the project. The federal Title II, what the federal government pays the county for National Forest Service land in lieu of taxes, is providing $44,400. The remainder will be paid from SPLOST funds.
Roads scheduled for work include: Jay Bridge Road, River View Trail West, River Flow Drive, Little Mountain Road, Frank Christian Road, Ridley Road, Fred Ash Road, Reid Chapman Road, Gold View, Buckeye Lane South, Buckeye Ridge East and West, Bob Edwards Road, Pecks Road, Mt. Olive Church Spur, Mt. Olive Church Road, White Oak Lane, Price Lane, Dogwood Court, Autumn Harvest Lane, Apple Ridge Road and Summerour Road.
This list is 13 short of the 34 roads on Planning Director Larry Reiter’s list of roads in need of repaving, he said.
“We keep a list when somebody calls in, and the road department keeps a list too, as they mow, of roads that need work. Then we go out and ‘score’ the roads using DOT criteria to see which ones make the final cut,” he said.
The roads are then prioritized by condition and how many people use it to put together a list to turn into DOT for the LMIG funds.
“Once it’s on the list it doesn’t come off, but that doesn’t mean it will get done next year,” Reiter said. “It depends on what the winter does to them.”
The county does part of the work—deep patching and grading the shoulders. Road department crews started that work about three weeks ago, Reiter said.
“Please be careful when you see the flaggers out there in a construction zone. I like keeping my people around through Christmas—and into next year.”