A proposal to wall off the Timber Ridge subdivision from a commercial area along Interstate 75 drew about three dozen residents Tuesday.
No one spoke against Bibb County commissioners’ proposal to abandon the last 20 feet of Old Oak Road, which would prevent developer Benjamin Puckett Jr. from bringing traffic through what’s now a dead-end street.
Puckett built a steep ramp from his property to a gate at the end of Old Oak Road. That property, owned by Bridge Pointe Village, is now home to stacks of highway barriers visible from the interstate near Hartley Bridge Road, behind a Kroger.
Resident Horace Holmes Jr. said allowing Puckett to keep a road connection could ruin an established subdivision in a fast-growing area.
“We welcome growth. We want growth. We’re begging for growth. We’d love to have a restaurant out there,” Holmes said. But he later said, “This is not one that we’d really like to see happen.”
Puckett was not present for the hearing. The county’s engineering department is seeking comments through the end of May. Commissioners could vote on the road closure June 1.