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Official proposes three-phase plan to improve Radium Springs area

During Monday's commission meeting, a three-phase plan was proposed to help improve the Radium Springs area after January's storms. (Source: WALB) During Monday's commission meeting, a three-phase plan was proposed to help improve the Radium Springs area after January's storms. (Source: WALB)
he first phase would include upgrades to Skywater Drive and Azalea Drive. (Source: WALB) he first phase would include upgrades to Skywater Drive and Azalea Drive. (Source: WALB)
Public Works Director Larry Cook (Source: WALB) Public Works Director Larry Cook (Source: WALB)
DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) -

The Dougherty County Public Works director said that the Radium Springs subdivision is in need of major improvements, especially after January's storms. 

At Monday's county commission meeting, Public Works Director Larry Cook proposed upgrades to the area, which would happen in three phases. 

The first phase would include upgrades to Skywater Drive and Azalea Drive, new drainage, curbs and gutters, and removing ditches parallel to the road. 

Cook also proposed a 10-foot walking/biking trail to be installed on the north side of Skywater. 

"The infrastructure, our road system, our drainage system, was all heavily impacted. And this is the first start to start bringing our infrastructure back to a condition that would be acceptable. Not only that but to enhance the properties for a gateway into the recreational facilities that will be built in the future," explained Cook.

In phase two, Cook proposed repairing roads damaged by heavy equipment and vehicles removing debris from January's storms.

That funding would come with FEMA reimbursements and would only apply to damaged areas. 

In phase three, it was proposed to reconstruct Camellia, Dogwood, Rosewood, Ivey and Oleander Drive, with future SPLOST funding when available. 

Right now, Cook said there's money for phase one, which would cost $1.9 million. 

The total proposed cost for all three phases would be over $3 million dollars. 

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