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Tifton roads getting a makeover

© Tift County Public Works Director, Jason Jordan © Tift County Public Works Director, Jason Jordan
TIFTON, GA (WALB) -

Drivers in Tifton will have a less bumpy ride. A nearly $900,000 project will repaves several roads in the city and county and workers are using a new method that should help the pavement last longer and save taxpayers money.

Some roads in Tifton and Tift County are getting a makeover. Thursday, Whiddon Mill Road, a new method will help the roads last longer.

"The new layer that were putting down in between the top layer of Asphalt and the old road is a crack mitigation layer. It is layer of Asphalt that is supposed to gives is some stability and is supposed to relief the cracks from coming back to the surface," said Jason Jordan, Tift Co Public Works Director.

County Public Works Director Jason Jordan says Whiddon Mill is a highly traveled road. And because of so many drivers, the road was worn and cracked.

"500,000 cars per day. Once you get out into the county, traffic significantly drops off," said Jason Jordan.

Jordan says this new mitigation layer is inexpensive and will help preserve the road for years down the line.

"It gives it more stability than the conventional method that had been suggested to us in the past and it also cut the prices of the contracting amount down significantly," said Jason Jordan.

The six mile stretch of Whiddon Mill will be resurfaced so drivers can have a smoother ride without the bumps.

Reames and Sons Construction from Valdosta are doing the work. More work is to come on some roads. Chula Brookfield Road and Brookfield Lenox Road are next on the list for repairs.

 

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