Laurel Hill council suggests roads for grant-funded repair

Published: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 03:21 PM.

"The County Incentive Grant Program is a possible funding opportunity for the county to fund road projects on state roads or projects that relieve congestion on state roads. There is a 50 percent match requirement," Johnson said in an email.

The handout included two lists featuring county roads’ resurfacing and paving needs. Ludlum Road, Steel Mill Creek Road and New Ebenezer Road were included on both lists. 

Council chairman Larry Hendren suggested the county portion of Earl Campbell Road be considered for resurfacing.

City attorney Dan Campbell suggested that Thomas Road be removed from the "paving needs" list.

"I don't know why people want to pave Thomas Road; nobody lives on it and nobody uses it," he said. "That money should be put on New Ebenezer Road rather than paving a road up to Alabama that nobody uses ... that's $404,000."

Councilman Johnny James agreed, asking if it were possible to add sidewalks to New Ebenezer. Johnson said she would bring the matter before county officials.

"Some of the kids walk along New Ebenezer all the time," James said at the meeting.

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