A part of Forest Hill Road will be repaved in the next few months, but it’s also not without controversy.
A 1.1-mile stretch from Northside Drive to Wesleyan Drive is the biggest project on the county’s Local Assistant Road Project list, which uses state money for county road projects. The only other projects are the three-quarter-mile stretch of Wesleyan Drive North from Riverside Drive to the Monroe County line; Ashton Chase Court, a quarter-mile subdivision road off Peake Road; and the quarter-mile Colaparchee Court, a subdivision street off Old Forsyth Road. The schedule for the roadwork will be discussed today.
County Engineer Ken Sheets told commissioners the project list is one of the smallest he’s seen. County commissioners wondered aloud why more money to repave roads wasn’t in federal stimulus packages.
Sheets suggested commissioners should request repaving money in a July 20 sales tax vote. Sheets said the county is getting further and further behind with repaving projects, meaning roads are deteriorating more.
— Mike Stucka