October 25, 2007
SPLOST ROADS TO BE PAVED WITHIN 5 MONTHS
The Jasper County Commission approved the low bid of $1,224,520
to resurface 5 Jasper County roads at their 10/16/07 meeting.
According to the Monticello News (10/18/07), “The
first road scheduled for completion is Fellowship
Road which is scheduled to be completed by
December 1 of this year. Resurfacing of Parrott
Drive, West Mourning Dove Court, both in Turtle
Cove, and Apt-To-Miss Road, east
of Monticello, is scheduled to be complete no later than
January 31, 2008. The last road in this project is Pitts
Chapel Road in northern Jasper County, which
has a completion date for resurfacing of March 31, 2008.”
Pitts Chapel Road has been a mess since the last
group of Commissioners attempted to do much of the work
in-house and then failed to listen to the paving contractor
on certain issues. TWG has been informed that Jasper County
will also buy Right-of-Way on Pitts Chapel Rd., with one
large landowner having about 5 acres affected so some curves
can be straightened out. Approximately 10 land owners will
be affected and the cost of the ROW will be over $40,000.
Each land owner along the 1.4 miles of Pitts Chapel Rd.
will be asked to donate a width of 15 feet of ROW along
their entire frontage.
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