WARNER ROBINS -- The Houston County Commission on Tuesday approved a contract to resurface all or parts of eight roads.
It was part of a joint contract with seven other cities and counties to achieve volume savings. This is the fourth year the county has done the joint contract to spend the Georgia Department of Transportation Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant.
The total contract is $2.8 million with each city and county paying a share based on the projects each is having done. Houston's share is $781,664.
That will pay for resurfacing on all or parts of Bear Branch Road, Boutwell Road, Elko Road, Heron Drive, East Pointe Circle, klondike Road, Thompson Mill Road and Southfield Court.
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Operations Director Robbie Dunbar said the paving should start sometime in April, after the weather warms up, and will continue through October.
Of Houston's portion, $588,601 is coming from the state and the county is contributing $193,062.
Other cities and counties participating in the contract are Dooly County, Pulaski County, Warner Robins, Centerville, Perry, Byron and Hawkinsville.
The contract went to Georgia Asphalt, which had the lowest of five bids.
To contact writer Wayne Crenshaw, call 256-9725.