The county’s Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant project list includes all county roads rated at four or greater on a scale of of 1 to 5 with 5 being bad condition and 1 being good condition. Of the 150 roads rated by county Public Works Director Jake Garner, 11 were rated at 5, five were rated at 4.5 and 71 were rated at 4.
County Manager William Wilson recommended to the County Commissioners that it send the list of all roads rated 4 and greater, “knowing full well we won’t get all of them.”
Wilson said the state Department of Transportation “will rate behind us to their standards and they’ll pick a top 10.”
In the past, Spalding County has been allocated between $250,000 to $400,000 for the resurfacing projects, Wilson said. He emphasized there is no guarantee on the number of projects or amount to be allocated.
The state DOT will advertise and let bids for the approved LMIG projects and pay for 100 percent of the resurfacing costs of the project. The 11 county roads rated by the county as 5 or in bad condition are:
• Woodcrest Drive from Manley Road to the dead end;
• Fleetwood Drive off Vineyard Road;
• Wayne Street from from Sunset Drive Extension to Fawnbrook Circle;
• Bates road from Vineyard Road to dead end:
• Meadowlark Drive from Ridgeview Drive to Greenbrier Drive;
• Westwood Circle from Westwood Drive to dead end;
• Westwood Drive from Vaughn Road to dead end;
• Westwood Court to Westwood Drive to dead end;
• Steele Road from Vineyard Road to Birdie Road;
• Willow Street from Pine Street to Oak Street; and
• Shoal Creek Road from West Ellis Road to Georgia Highway 16.
The five roads rated at 4.5 are:
• Kathryn Road from North Hill Street Extension to Callie Road;
• Meadowlark Court from Meadowlark Drive to dead end;
• Chestnut Street from Oak Street to Poplar Street;
• Moose Lodge Road from Georgia Highway 3 to to U.S. Highway 19/41; and
• Jordan Hill Road from North Hill Street to Teamon Road.