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Resurfacing work planned for some Rockdale roads

CONYERS — About 5 miles of roadways in Rockdale County will get some maintenance work as part of the state Department of Transportation’s Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant program.

Rockdale commissioners on Tuesday awarded a $1.288 million contract to Pittman Construction Company for resurfacing of 5.09 miles of roadways. The state DOT will contribute $673,164 under its LMIG program, with the county providing the balance from special purpose local option sales tax funds.

Roads where resurfacing work is planned include:

• Klondike Road, from Smyrna Road to McDaniel Mill Road — 7,579 feet;

• Klondike Road, from Smyrna Road to the Conyers city limits near Johnson Road — 4,554 feet;

• Eastview Road, from a point 500 feet east of Sigman Road to a point 500 feet west of Ga. Highway 138 right of way — 1,270 feet;

• Christian Circle North, from Ga. Highway 20 right of way to the Newton County line — 6,174 feet; and

• Flat Shoals Road, from Old Salem Road to Salem Road — 7,309 feet.

Under the LMIG program, the state DOT awards funding to cities and counties based on a formula that takes into account local populations and road mileage. The funds, which require a local match, can be used for preliminary engineering work; construction supervision and inspection; patching, leveling and resurfacing paved roadways; grading, drainage, base and paving for existing or new roads; replacing storm drain pipe or culverts; intersection improvements; turn lanes; bridge repair or replacement and more.