Holmes County BOCC focus on roads

Published: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 02:20 PM.

BONIFAY — The Holmes County Board of County Commissioners focused largely on county roads during their April 30 meeting.

After months of studies and rankings both County Engineer Cliff Knauer from Preble Rish and County Engineer Whitney Nelson from Melvin Engineering came up with county roads best suited for the upcoming Small County Outreach Program and the Small County Road Assistance Program.

Nelson submitted that, with his findings, the best road to be submitted for SCRAP would be County Road 183 from County Road 10A to the Walton County line.

Knauer submitted that the best roads to submit for SCOP would be Duncan Road and Thomas Drive.

“Our projects were narrowed down to what we could complete in a year,” said Knauer. “North and South Ride are still on my list but may be able to funded through a Community Development Block Grant, combining both into one project and submitting it in October to be finished in the next two years.”

He explained that there are many other county roads that are in desperate need of repairs, however with various extenuating circumstances it would take more than a year to complete the other roads.

Resident Lloyd Davis was present to voice his concerns with enforcing speed limits on county dirt roads.



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