SPRINGFIELD -- During a regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday night, the Effingham County Board of Commissioners voted to ratify and affirm the Local Maintenance Improvement Grant (LMIG) 2023 paving selection and acknowledge the pending advertising for the Invitation to Bid.
Every year, the County selects roads to be resurfaced using the Local Maintenance & Improvement Grant (LMIG). These roads are submitted in January each year for approval by GDOT.
As a pilot program, this year the County used a pavement assessment process to determine condition, most cost effective repair and priority of the road list provided by Public Works.
• Roberts Civil Engineering was contracted in November 2021 to assist the County with the preparation and submission of the LMIG 2022 grant and the road centerline inventory to be used as the basis of the LMIG 2023 grant allocation.
• 2023 LMIG grant allocation from the State of Georgia is $1,021,188.00 with a 30 percent match for a total of $1,327,545.00.
• The following roads were selected:
o Old Augusta Road – Between Nellie Road and Ebenezer Roundabout – Mill and Resurfacing
o Belmont Glen – Most of Saddle Club Way (main Blvd.) – Mill and Resurfacing
o Gracen Road – Between Guyton City line and Old Louisville Road (.9 miles) – Mill and Resurfacing
o Silver Hill Church Road – Between Old Dixie Highway and Clyo-Shawnee (1.6 miles) – Mill and Resurfacing