Bibb County commissioners voted 4-0 on Tuesday to close a tiny section of Old Oak Road, effectively preventing access from a commercial area into the Timber Ridge subdivision.
Residents worried that developer Benjamin Puckett Jr. would begin bringing trucks from his land, along Interstate 75 near Hartley Bridge Road, through the neighborhood.
“We’re glad at the end results. We waited a long time,” said Leesa Neilson, who lives next to Puckett’s property. Stacks of Jersey road barriers occupy the commercial land now, but Puckett built a steep, curved ramp to reach Timber Ridge.
About 20 Timber Ridge residents watched as county commissioners closed a 20-foot section, saying it served no public purpose. The land is split among Puckett, another neighbor and Neilson, who plans to build a screen of cypress trees across her portion of the roadbed. She said wind through the road can nearly knock people over.