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GDOT awards funds
to Henry County

 

  The Henry County Board of Commissioners recently received a check for $1,403,536.48 from the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) as an award from Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant funds. These funds are given to counties based on a formula that involves county road miles and population relative to state totals.

State Transportation Board Member Dana Lemon presents the Henry County Board of Commissioners with a check that will be used to improve local roads.                               Special photo

  With over $1.4 million awarded, Henry County will use the funds to complete 19 road resurfacing projects totaling roughly eight miles throughout the county. South Bethany Road from Old Jackson Road to SR 81, Luella Road from SR 155 to its end, McCullough Road from Jonesboro Road to Flipper Road, and Old Conyers Road from SR 138 to Flat Shoals Church Road are some of the more notable areas set to receive improvements. All of the resurfacing projects planned will cost $1,877,761 and will not begin until July, the beginning of the 2014 fiscal year.

  Henry County Public Works Division Director Terry McMickle sees the new GDOT process that allows local governments more flexibility and quicker project delivery as an improvement. “Where we once had to pay for the project ourselves, submit paperwork for each phase of the project along the way, and await final inspection from GDOT before the funds would be reimbursed, we now get the money up front and only have to submit a final certification that the project was completed,” said McMickle. “It’s more efficient for both the county and GDOT.”

  More information about this program can be located at dot.ga.gov.

 

 

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