GDOT grant to improve county road
by Shaka Lias
Feb 10, 2011 | 2349 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Construction for a facelift on Five Forks Road will soon begin Commissioner Clarence Brown said in the monthly meeting Wednesday morning.

Brown said thanks to a $480,000 contract with Georgia Department of Transportation, the project should start sometime in the spring. "We really do appreciate getting that much money to help us with the project from DOT."

Brown said currently Five Forks Road is a crooked, narrow road that comes in from Cass Pine Log Road and comes into Cassville White Road at a truck stop.

The location will begin at the end of Cass Pine Log Road where Spring Place enters.

"The Five Forks Road is where it's located now, so it will make a huge improvement from Spring Place and also from Cass Pine Log when it comes back into Cass White," Brown said.

Any cost beyond the budget will be covered by Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.

Construction is also expected at the Bartow County Health Department on the Women Infant Children expansion. Brown authorized the execution of a $184,275 contract with Talbot Construction Inc. and the Floyd County Board of Health for that project.

In other county news:

* An agreement with Georgia Power to relocate power lines on Iron Belt Road was made. Brown said it's for a bridge that has to be replaced in the area.

* A $151,991 contract with C.H. Kilpatrick & Sons authorizing an agreement for water and sewer development at the new Fire/EMS Headquarters site was approved. The same company was approved for a $80,942 contract for miscellaneous roadway development at the headquarters.

* A resolution to enter into an agreement with Southern Sports Technologies for third party software services for Bartow County Recreation Department website was approved.

* The 2009 Capital Improvement Assistance agreement with Georgia Department of Transportation was amended in order to receive two transit vans, two computers and routing software for the county's transit system.