Bowman City Council Holding off on Teasley Mill Road Paving Project

March 27, 2013

The Bowman City Council is holding off on a resurfacing project to take place on Teasley Mill Road.

Several complaints have been received concerning the poor shape of the road said Bowman City Mayor Pamela Johnson, and she says that the condition of the road could endanger Bowman residents.

“I had someone who told me that his mother was extremely ill and that they had to call the ambulance”, said Mayor Johnson. “He told me it took them about ten minutes to get through Teasley Mill, and that could cost someone their life.”

The council received a bid from Stratton and Sons paving to resurface the entire road up to fourteen feed wide at a cost of roughly seventy-one thousand dollars.

Johnson said that the city has enough money to cover the cost of the project, but that it would clear out a good amount of the nearly eighty-four thousand dollars the city has in its SPLOST fund.

The council came to the consensus that it would not be a bad idea to advertise for some more bids on the project to see if one comes in at a lower amount.

They are expected to vote on moving forward with the project during the council’s April meeting.