The Appling County Board of Commissioners met on March 4 for a regular monthly meeting. During the meeting a motion was made by Commissioner Theodore Wilkerson, seconded by Commissioner Sarah Boatright, to approve the widening and resurfacing of Lennox Road. Funding for the project will come from the Georgia Department of Transportation’s Local Maintenance Improvement Grant (LMIG). The motion passed unanimously (Commissioner Ronnie Rentz was not present at the meeting).
County Manager Lee Lewis added that he received a letter from Terry Gable of the Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) in reference to the request made by the board for assistance for a center turn lane on U.S. Highway 1 North at the end of Altamaha School Road and Lennox Road. DOT has approved to reimburse the county up to $112,000.00, which is estimated to be half of the cost of the project for the center turn lane. The remainder of the project will be paid out of SPLOST funds. The assistance received from DOT for this project will not effect the FY2015 LMIG funds allocation.
A motion was made by Boatright, seconded by Commissioner Daryl Edwards, to combine the widening and resurfacing of the Lennox Road Project and the U.S. 1 center turn lane in order to bid them out together to obtain a better price, as well as have both projects done within the same time frame. This motion also carried unanimously.
Lewis also reported that the Ten Mile Road and Ben Carter Road projects came in under the amount that was originally projected. DOT will be reimbursing the county for the difference.
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