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Construction company approved for Foxcroft Drive paving project

Construction company approved for Foxcroft Drive paving project
Construction company approved for Foxcroft Drive paving project
Posted at 4:50 PM, Oct 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-30 14:33:57-04

THOMAS COUNTY, Ga. (WTXL/WALB) - Thomas County residents living along a private road with hundreds of potholes may soon see a construction project get underway.

They live on Foxcroft Drive, a street the county was awarded a $500,000 grant to pave. Last week, commissioners approved to award a bid to Jim Boyd Construction Company to start the project.

Folks on Foxcroft Drive say it takes a lot of patience and a lot time to get down this road everyday.

County leaders say these folks may start to see some improvements here shortly after a bid has now been awarded to Jim Boyd Construction Company to begin the paving project.

This time last year, the county received a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant from the state. Tuesday's bid is just over $742,000.

So who picks up the tab? County leaders say it works out so that they now have left over money from previous projects that can cover the costs.

Folks out there had a lot to say about the news of the project moving forward, their response was much different than before. As bumpy as the drive is, Foxcroft residents say they can stay patient for just a few more weeks with a project promised ahead.