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County receives DOT grant to resurface 18 roads


  Eighteen roads in the County are in line for much needed improvements thanks to a Local Maintenance Improvement Grant (LMIG) through the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT).

  Commissioners entered into a contract with GDOT for the grant that will provide materials for the resurfacing of 16.762 miles of County roadways. The work will be completed by the Henry County Department of Transportation and the GDOT grant will provide funding reimbursement on recycled asphalt, bituminous tack coat and striping not to exceed $1,113,408.44.

  Roads scheduled for resurfacing include Abner Drive from Upchurch Rd. to the cul de sac; Abner Place from Upchurch Rd. to Abner Dr.; Airline Rd. from East Lake Rd. to Kelleytown Rd.; Butler St. from Tara Place to the cul de sac; Chambers Rd. from Jonesboro Rd. to McCullough Rd.; Coan Rd. from Old Jackson Rd. to Lake Iris Rd.; East Atlanta Rd. from Rex Rd. to Northtowne Court; Fox Run Court from Fox Run Lane to the cul de sac; Fox Run Lane from Foster Rd. to the cul de sac; Harper Rd. from SR 20 to East Lake Rd.; Hearthstone Dr. from SR 138 to the cul de sac; Mount Olive Rd. from Jodeco Rd. to end of pavement; Old Jackson Rd. from the Butts County line to Peeksville Rd.; South Hampton Rd. from SR 20 to Rocky Creek Rd.; Stagecoach Rd. from East Atlanta Rd. to the Clayton County line; Tara Trace from John Elliot Rd. to the cul de sac; Upchurch Rd. from SR 81 to Lake Dow Rd.; and West Hemphill Rd. from Flat Rock Rd. to SR 138. 

  The LMIG roads are chosen by Henry County and submitted to GDOT for approval. GDOT has an inspector check the roads prior to resurfacing to ensure that any areas are properly patched prior to resurfacing. The inspector is also onsite during resurfacing to ensure the proper placing and compacting of the hot mix for long pavement life.

  Roads are chosen to be resurfaced based on Henry County DOT’s road rating list. Every year, County roads are rated to determine which roads need to be resurfaced first, with the rating reflecting a number of variables including cracking, patches, base failures, etc.

  For more information on the Henry County Department of Transportation, visit



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