By Michelle Price
Special to the UCBJ
PUTNAM COUNTY – By the new year, residents of the North Quinland Lake Road area will have their road back. The Rogers Group has been awarded the bid to repair the damages caused by last winter’s extreme weather. A portion of the road has been shut down to through traffic for months.
The Rogers Group bid to repair the partially collapsed road came in at $267,000, and the contractor has 60 days to complete the project. Putnam County Road Supervisor Randy Jones said that he expects the construction to be complete in time to pave the area before Christmas.
Jones remarked that road construction was very active across the county this fall.
Bob Lynn Road in the Dodson Branch community is temporarily closed while a new box culvert is being constructed. This project is expected to be complete by Dec. 1.
Paving work will soon begin on Brotherton Mountain Road from Buck Mountain Road to Shady Grove Road and on Plunk Whitson Road.
Although they have a busy fall season ahead, the Highway Department is already prepared for winter.
“We already have our salt quota in,” said Jones. “I hope we don’t use a grain of it.”