New Hope Road Paving Project Gets Underway
|Participating in the groundbreaking ceremony for the New Hope Road paving project were, from left to right, Dennis Braswell and Brett Dodson, both with McCoy Grading; David Lynch, SPLOST Construction Coordinator; District 1 Commissioner Bo Moss; Roque Romero, SPLOST Transportation Director; Chae Yi, SPLOST Civil Engineer; and John Palmer, a Partner with Falcon Design Consultants.
The Henry County Board of Commissioners, together with the SPLOST Department held a groundbreaking ceremony on April 15th for a mile-long portion of New Hope Road. This dirt road paving project continues the efforts of County officials to pave the network of roads throughout Southern Henry County and improve citizens quality of life.
“I'm excited to get this project underway,” said District 1 Commissioner Bo Moss. “It's going to help a lot of the citizens and going to show that we're moving forward with District 1 for road infrastructure.”
This portion of New Hope Road is expected to be complete by February of next year. Once finished, the newly paved road will improve the connectivity in the area, and make accessing state highways from southeast Henry County much easier.
“We get a lot of traffic from Old Jackson down Leguin Mill,” explained Commissioner Moss. “This road will dead end at Peeksville, which gets a lot of traffic from Keys Ferry. Now they'll have the opportunity to turn and come up New Hope and go right into Jackson, right to Coan and make it an easier way to 42 Highway.”
The project, which is funded by SPLOST III, cost $1,328,000. It was designed by Falcon Design Consultants and constructed by McCoy Grading, Inc.
For more information about this or any SPLOST III project, please visit www.henrycounty-ga.org/splost