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State funds will pave roads

By Kay S. Pedrotti Lamar County has received a $282,611.04 annual share of Local Maintenance and Improvement Grants (LMIG) money from the Georgia Department of Transportation, administrator Bob Zellner told the county commission last week. Zellner said the money will be applied to asphalt resurfacing projects for Silver Dollar Road, Fredonia Church Road, Abbott Road and Wilmot Road. He and the staff are developing specs and specific mileages for the project, which will then be put out for bids. Work is not expected to start until late spring, he said, and will be done in sections. The first section will be Silver Dollar Road from Liberty Hill Road to Weldon Lake Road; then Fredonia Church Road from HIghway 41 to Johnstonville Road; Abbott and Wilmot Roads from HIghway 341 to the Upson County line; Silver Dollar from Liberty Hill to house number 347, and then Silver Dollar from house 347 to Georgia 7. ’We’ll just keep going until we run out of money,’ said Zellner. ‘All these scheduled roads are in bad shape, but we know there are others out there and we hope to get to them as more funds are available.’ At the meeting Zellner reminded citizens who need a particular county maintenance job — such as ditch cleaning or right-of-way trimming or mowing for intersections — to please put in a work order by calling 770-358-5146. These are entered in the county computer system and given to the appropriate department, he said.

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