State money will allow for drainage improvements and a sidewalk on Grovetown's Newmantown Road.
Photo by Jim Blaylock
During a recent City Council meeting, Grovetown officials approved the use of state grant money to improve three Grovetown roads.
Grovetown City Council members accepted a low bid of about $683,000 from Beams Contracting out of Beech Island, S.C. to improve drainage conditions on Newmantown Road, Berzelia Road and Adams Lane. The bid also includes building a sidewalk on Newmantown Road near Liberty Park.
A $500,000 Community Development Block Grant from the state will be used to pay for most of the improvements with additional funds coming from Georgia Department of Transportation and the city.
"Where there's poor drainage on people's property and what-not, it's helping to improve that," Grovetown City Clerk Shirley Beasley said. "(The improvements will) divert rainwater, so if there are bad rain storms, the ditches won't fill up with water and wash out people's driveways."
On the heavily traveled Newmantown Road, the drainage improvements extend nearly a mile from Robinson Avenue to the Sycamore subdivision, Beasley said.
The sidewalk will run 2,050 feet from Robinson Avenue to Liberty Park, Grovetown Mayor Dennis Trudeau said. Construction is expected to begin next month on the project.
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