Ga. DOT Preparing For Work on SR 184 in Stephens Co.

The Georgia Department of Transportation appears to be getting ready to do work on a bridge along a state highway in Stephens County.

Tuesday, Stephens County Commissioners unanimously approved a request from the Department of Transportation to utilize county roads in conjunction with a bridge project on State Route 184.

Stephens County Public Works Director Tim Mitchem said the DOT needs to use the roads to get traffic around the work once it starts.

“This letter is requesting for the Georgia Department of Transportation to utilize county roads as a detour route for the construction of the State Route 184 bridge right before you get to Camp   Mikell Road,” said Mitchem.

County officials said they were not sure when the DOT planned to start the project.

Meanwhile, Mitchem also told commissioners that LMIG paving work was moving along well.

According to Mitchem, crews have completed work on both Acre Estates and Pine Tree Road.

Those are two of a number of roads scheduled to receiving paving work through this year’s LMIG, or Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant program.

The LMIG program provides state funding to cities and counties to help with local road projects, like paving work.

Other roads scheduled to receive work include Clarks Creek Road, Old Mill Road, Cooper Valley Road, Chase Landing Road, and Old Oak Valley Road.

SPLOST funds are also helping to pay for this work.

In other news from Tuesday’s county commission meeting, county commissioners approved a motion to deem excess property, including multiple vehicles, as surplus.

Also, county commissioners approved a Fiscal Year 2014 budget amendment for the Probate Court department.  The budget amendment is within the department.

Both of those approvals were unanimous.