Cherokee County is set to improve road conditions in several subdivisions this spring as part of the 2023 Resurfacing Project.
Work for the 2023 Resurfacing Project is set to begin April 3, with roads scheduled to be resurfaced in 10 different subdivisions, including Orange Shoals, North Lake, Tamarack, Crabapple Springs, Westridge, Copper Creek, Emerald Forrest, Town Lake Hills North, BridgeMill and Kingston Square.
“Resurfacing work typically lasts about two weeks per road or per subdivision,” said Jim Wilgus, Cherokee County SPLOST Roadway Project Manager. “We ask that motorists allow for extra time and patience and to obey all work zone signage for their safety and the safety of all those in the work zone.”
In a unanimous vote at the March 21 Board of Commissioners meeting, Commissioners awarded a $3.21 million contract to Bartow Paving Company to resurface 13.67 miles of county-maintained roadways.
Funding for the 2023 Resurfacing Program comes from local Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) funds and Georgia Department of Transportation funds. GDOT awarded Cherokee County about $2.4 million through the Local Maintenance Improvement Grant (LMIG) program for road resurfacing with the remaining $763,000 being paid for with SPLOST funds.
“Cherokee County is committed to maintaining safe and efficient roadways for its residents and visitors,” said Cherokee County Community Development Director Brantley Day. “The 2023 Resurfacing Project is an important step toward achieving this goal, and the county appreciates the cooperation and patience of motorists during the construction process.”
The resurfacing projects are subject to change depending on weather and other unforeseen factors. Resurfacing work is expected to take place Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., until the projects are complete. The project is estimated to be complete in the fall of 2023.