Houston approves list of roads for resurfacing

wcrenshaw@macon.comAugust 20, 2013 

WARNER ROBINS -- The Houston County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday agreed to submit to the state a list of nine roads for resurfacing next year.

The paving is expected to cost $828,565, with the Department of Transportation paying 70 percent and the county paying the remainder with special local option sales tax dollars.

The list typically is approved without changes, Commission Chairman Tommy Stalnaker said after the meeting.

The largest project is 3.4 miles of Arena Road from Saddle Creek Road to Ga. 127, which is expected to cost $413,485. The second largest is 1.6 miles of Kings Chapel Road from Gurr Road to Arena Road, to cost $173,540.

Other projects on the list are .4 miles of Silver Circle (south) from Houston Lake Road to north of Ashton Drive, .07 miles of Ashton Drive from Silver Circle to the dead end, .9 miles of Loxley Drive from Tharpe Road to the dead end, .06 miles of Timber Ridge Drive from Loxley Drive to Quail Run Drive, .4 miles of Waterford Drive from Ga. 96 to the curb and gutter, one mile of Barrett Road (west) from Newberry Road to Klondike Road, and .09 miles of Crystal Court from Silver Circle to the dead end.

Stalnaker said the roads are selected through a scoring system that measures which ones are the most in need. He said about three times as many roads are in need, but those that didn’t make the list will move up in priority each year.

“We do not just select these arbitrarily,” he said.

To contact writer Wayne Crenshaw, call 256-9725.

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