Hart Co. Moving Forward with Receiving Off-System Road Grant

July 31, 2013

Hart County will be able to continue working on road improvements thanks to a grant from the Georgia Department of Transportation.

At their regular meeting last week, Hart County Administrator Jon Caime told the Board that the county is eligible to receive an Off-Sytem Safety Road Improvement Grant in the amount of $250,000.

The money, Caime said will be used to pay for restriping and repaving of dozens of Hart County roads.

“I am pleased to announce to the board that I have been successful in getting us about a quarter of a million dollars,” Caime said. “That will take care of about 63 roads. There are a lot more roads that need to be repaved out there. That will not prevent us from using our own money to re-stripe and repave roads, but as you know, we do not have a lot of additional road money. So, this will go a long way in improving the safety of our roads.”

Commissioner Joey Dorsey expressed concern that some roads would be restriped and then resurfaced.

Caime said that would not happen.

“That’s a great point and I will do the best of my abilities to make sure that we don’t paint a road and then they come back and pave over it,” he said.

After hearing from Caime, the board approved going ahead with a grant application to the Georgia DOT.