3 road projects ad­vance

BOC ap­proves work or­ders

The Covington News - - Front page - By Rachel Oswald

Three road im­prove­ment projects moved one in­cre­men­tal step for­ward Tues­day night when the New­ton County Board of Com­mis­sion­ers ap­proved three new work or­ders.

A project for the re­design of im­prove­ments to the in­ter­sec­tion of Ga. High­way 81 and Crow­ell Road was ap­proved for $165,260 to trans­porta­tion con­sul­tant LPA Group with funds com­ing from the Spe­cial Pur­pose Lo­cal Op­tion Sales Tax. Re­design work is ex­pected to be com­plete by July.

Im­prove­ment plans in­clude a new traf­fic sig­nal and the ad­di­tion of left turn lanes on all ap­proaches with the ad­di­tion of right turn lanes as nec­es­sary.

The in­ter­sec­tion im­prove­ments were orig­i­nally de­signed by the Ge­or­gia Depart­ment of Trans­porta-

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