McDonough Council approves 2022 Road Resurfacing

Map of McDonough 2022 Road Resurfacing (Google MyMaps photo).
(Google MyMaps photo)

Earlier this week, the McDonough council approved its 2022 package of road resurfacing. The contract covers roughly three miles of city streets.

The streets set for resurfacing this year are in the Blacksville community. Others are off Tomlinson Street. City staff and the council utilize a ranking system to help determine which streets receive the work.

McDonough 2022 Road Resurfacing

The city council awarded the resurfacing contract to Onsite Paving, Sealcoating & Maintenance of McDonough, GA. They submitted the lowest bid worth $783,107.00. All other bids received were over $1 million dollars.

The city will pay for the contract using $264,095.29 from state DOT grant funds. SPLOST IV will pay the remaining $473,011.71.

There are fourteen streets on the 2022 road resurfacing list for the city of McDonough. They include the following:

  • James Street
  • Washington Street
  • Tillman Court
  • Talbot Court
  • Head Lane
  • Tomlinson Street
  • Long Needle Drive
  • Pinehaven Court
  • Madison Grace Ave
  • HollySmith Drive
  • Ronnie Stewart Drive
  • Cherry Street
  • Fairview Road
  • Key Street

LMIG Funds

Every year, local counties and cities receive grant funding from Georgia DOT to assist with road maintenance. The state refers to these funds as the local maintenance improvement grant. For many jurisdictions, this is the primary funding source to resurface roads. Presently, the county receives about $2.3 million annually. Each city receives between $93,000 to $288,000.

Often, Henry County and its cities budget SPLOST dollars to offset the difference between LMIG dollars and the cost of road maintenance. Since spring 2021, Henry County has approved contracts worth over $50 million dollars for road resurfacing.

Featured image shows map of McDonough and 2022 road resurfacing streets. Photo credit Google MyMaps.

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