SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County commissioners have announced that much-needed road repairs are under contract to begin immediately, thanks to residents’ approval of the Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (TSPLOST). The scope for this first round of repair and improvements includes approximately 25 miles of milling and resurfacing, as well as traffic signs, markings, raised pavement marker installation, rumble strips, and roadway striping at locations throughout unincorporated Effingham County.
Commissioners took a proactive and prudent approach in order to get repairs underway as quickly as possible by securing general obligation transportation sales tax bonds instead of waiting for TSPLOST pennies to accumulate over the next five years. The civil construction company McLendon Enterprises was selected through the county’s competitive bidding process and, since their contract was approved by commissioners during a meeting Tuesday, it can begin work immediately.
Commission Chairman Wesley Corbitt stated, “This is just a portion of the roads we have slated for repair and improvements. We look forward to seeing the completion of improvements made possible with SPLOST funds, and are grateful that the process was coordinated so expeditiously.”
Targeted locations for this round include Timbergate Lane/Drive/Trail, Lexington Avenue, Exley Loop, Center Drive, Old Louisville Road, Beecher Drive, Red Maple Drive, Abercorn Road, Abercorn Landing Road, Mill Pond Road, Waldhour Road, Long Pond Road, Edgewood Road, Zettler Road, Harley Road, Kelly Drive, Robin Road, George Road, Mt. Pleasant Road, Railroad Avenue, Reiser Road, Old Augusta Road, Little McCall Road, and a portion of Sandhill Road.
To see the full list of approved projects, visit TSPLOST Explorer, an online resource created to provide information about the TSPLOST projects that have been approved by Effingham County Commissioners as well as the city governments of Rincon, Guyton, and Springfield. To view this tool, please visit Effingham County’s website main page at www.effinghamcounty.org and select the “TSPLOST Explorer” link.