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Courthouse entrance getting makeover

The entrance to the Houston County Courthouse will be redone and people will have to use a different entrance for a few days.
The entrance to the Houston County Courthouse will be redone and people will have to use a different entrance for a few days. wcrenshaw@macon.com

People entering the Houston County Courthouse will go in a different way soon for about a week.

The county is replacing the tiles at the entrance to the courthouse. The work is expected to start June 5 and will take a week to 10 days, said Robbie Dunbar, the county’s operations director.

The County Commission on May 16 approved a contract with ICB Construction Group to do the work. The contract is for $54,350 and includes replacing 1,600 square feet of ceramic tile with colored textured concrete that is expected to require little or no maintenance. The contract is a guaranteed maximum price so the final price could be less.

Dunbar said the ceramic tile has been coming loose. The concrete, he said, will have the appearance of a tile floor but there is no adhesive so it won’t have the same problem.

While the work is being done, visitors will enter on the north end. That entrance currently isn’t used and the area outside of it is grass. A plywood walkway will be constructed across the grass and that is part of the contract.

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