The Covington News - - THE SECOND FRONT -

There was a re­porter’s er­ror in the Fri­day, Aug. 9 story “Oak Hill Road Bridge to be re­placed.” Lo­cal 2005 and 2011 SPLOST funds will cover the full cost of the Oak Hill Road bridge re­place­ment; the state will not cover any costs. County Trans­porta­tion Di­rec­tor Tom Gar­rett sent The News this clar­i­fy­ing email: “When the 2011 SPLOST list was de­vel­oped, GDOT was pre­sumed to have fund­ing in the pro­ject, since it is iden­ti­fied as a GDOT pro­ject. How­ever, due to the con­tin­ued down­grad­ing of the bridge’s load-car­ry­ing ca­pac­ity, the pro­ject needs to move for­ward. Un­for­tu­nately, GDOT’s fund­ing for this pro­ject is con­sid­ered long-range. There­fore, the pro­ject will have to be com­pleted from 2011 SPLOST and re­main­ing 2005 SPLOST funds, which are suf­fi­cient to com­plete the pro­ject.” The Cov­ing­ton News strives to have its news re­ports be fair and ac­cu­rate, and it is our pol­icy to promptly cor­rect all fac­tual mis­takes. If you find an er­ror, please re­port it to us by call­ing 770-787-6397 or email­ing news@cov­

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