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FEMA road repairs continue around county

Work on the county’s damaged roads continues to move along smoothly, county engineer Benjie Sanders reported to the county commission at Monday’s meeting.

After federal funds became available following the torrential rains earlier this year, Sanders and the county worked with FEMA to identify a list of damaged areas throughout the county.

Of those 129 sites, 27 are complete and 27 are currently in progress.

“We’re done with the grading, ditching and things like that on a lot of these projects that are ‘in progress’,” Sanders said. “We’re getting a little bit behind on placing rock on these roads, but we’re trying to stay within our means budget-wise as much as we can. That’s why we’ve got so many in progress right now.”

Completed projects include: Sasser Road, South Brunson Chapel Road, Sheep Trail Road, South Carter Road, Presscott Road, Bush Road, Sports Road, E.T. Bryan Road, West Robinson Road, Speed Road, Rocky Mount Road, South Gravel Hill Road, Shamrock Road, Williamson Road, Rock Hill Church Road, Black Rock Road, El Bethal Road, Marlowe Road, Polk School House Road, Upper Panola Road, Upper Bozeman Road, Defee Road, Taylor Cross Road, Jackson Trail Road, and Friendship Road.

Projects currently in progress include: Burnout Road, Union Camp Road, Oakey Streak Road, Mulberry Road, Spears Branch Road, North Franklin Road, Matthews-King Road, West Road, Taylor Road, H Bradley Road, Odom Loop Road, Little Horse Creek Road, Cook Stand Road, Welch Road, New Bethel Church Road, Pond Creek Road, Wyrosdick Road, Turkey Creek Road, R Lester Road, Johnson Road, Darien Church Road, Mary Daniel Road, Pusley Ridge Road, Aiken Road, Rising Star Road, Daniel Branch Road and Powell Road.