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The Grady County Commission on Tuesday approved emergency repairs to a boxed culvert on Pine Park Road.
County road superintendent Stanley Elkins reported this week that unless repairs are made quickly the road could be compromised and would have to be closed.
Southern Concrete Construction has issued a proposal to make the repairs at a cost of approximately $68,875.
Elkins told commissioners this week that the cost could increase depending on the size of the hole that is to be filled with concrete.
In addition to filling the hole, which was created by swirling water beneath the road, the project will include installing aprons on the upper end of the culvert and reinforcing the existing aprons on the lower end and installing pilings in front of it.
The road superintendent said that once the repairs have been made the road, which has dipped, will have to be raised.
Grady County administrator J.C. (Buddy) Johnson III, says that Pine Park Road is one of the projects included in the list of projects to be funded through the Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax and those monies can also be used to pay for these repairs.
“We are to the point of having to shut down the whole road,” Elkins warned. He added, “There is nothing wrong with the box culvert itself. We just need to make these repairs and then this should not happen again.”
The board voted unanimously to approve the proposal from Southern Concrete Construction with the understanding that the cost could increase based on the amount of concrete that is needed to fill the existing cavity.