Words by Al Blanton | Images by Al Blanton and Ryan McGill
Commissioner Keith Davis recently provided an update on road work and other developments in District 1.
“We are pleased to announce that Smith Lake Dam Road, one of the more heavily-traveled roads in the district, is now finished,” said Davis. “Overall, this was a $2 million project.”
In addition, Davis said that several roads in the district are getting ready to receive surface treatments. These include Lamon Chapel Loop, Blooming Grove Road, Bennet Road, Windham Loop, Woods Road, Kimbrell Road, Old Fall City Road, and Arrowhead Lane.
The following roads will be striped: Lamon Chapel Road, Lamon Chapel Loop, Whittemore Road, Bird Farm Road, Blooming Grove Road, Bennet Road, Windham Loop, and Woods Road.
Overall, 14.3 miles of surface treatment will be completed by contract labor, and the District 1 crew will complete 2.1 miles. Total striping for the district will be over 27 miles. Davis also said that roughly 30 miles of paving will be completed between this year and last.
Davis also shared that the Curry Storm Shelter is nearing completion.
“I appreciate everyone involved in making the Curry Storm Shelter happen. I appreciate the Curry Fire Department’s willingness to serve its community.”
Lastly, Davis announced that Russell Dairy Road will be paved this summer, and Duncan Road will be paved in two phases. Phase one of Duncan Road is to begin this summer, and phase two next summer.
“As I mention in almost every county commission meeting, I want to remind citizens that we work for you,” Davis said. “I know how important roads are to the citizens in my district, and I will continue to do all I can to improve roads and the quality of life for those living in District 1. I am blessed to be your commissioner.” WL