mostlycloudy
Sunday May 29th, 2016 1:35PM

Flowery Branch to move forward with major road resurfacing project

By Derreck Booth Anchor/reporter
FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch officials are moving forward with plans for what the mayor calls the first major road resurfacing plan in town in about 30 years.

Council member Thursday night approved over $280,000 in funding for about 3.5 miles of resurfacing work.

"We're going to tag team with Oakwood and some other municipalities to try and get a larger group bid so we can get the best price," Flowery Branch Mayor Mike Miller said.

Mayor Mike Miller said the previous schedule of paving in the city came in at .8 miles per year.

"With our current inventory of road being right at 25 miles, it would take us about 27 years to completely repave every road in the city, if we didn't add any roads," Miller said.

He said the current council and previous council wanted to focus on infrastructure needs. Miller called roads a big infrastructure need in the city.
© Copyright 2016 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Couch names administrative team
Ahead of his scheduled swearing in Friday, Hall County Sheriff-elect Gerald Couch named his top administrative team Monday.
6:28PM ( 3 years ago )
Tech beats Southern California in Sun Bowl
Tevin Washington threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score to help Georgia Tech beat Southern California 21-7 on Monday in the Sun Bowl.
5:54PM ( 3 years ago )
Hall Co. officials launch health-based initiative for employees
Hall County officials believe healthy county employees will be of greater service to the county. With that in mind, they have created a health-based fitness initiative to provide free fitness training for county workers.
5:46PM ( 3 years ago )
Local/State News
Braselton hospital first in state for StormReady certification
The Braselton campus of the Northeast Georgia Medical Center has been designated with the StormReady certification from the National Weather Service.
1:30PM ( 5 minutes ago )
City of Oakwood prepares for widening of Old Oakwood Road
The city of Oakwood is planning to widen a portion of Old Oakwood Road to improve traffic operations along the commercial corridor.
10:30AM ( 3 hours ago )
Two injured in Saturday wreck on Queen City Parkway
Two people were taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center Saturday afternoon following a wreck on Queen City Parkway.
10:06AM ( 3 hours ago )
New pier to be built at Sims Lake Park in Suwanee
Officials in Suwanee have given approval for a new pier to be built at Sims Lake Park.
7:00AM ( 6 hours ago )
Woman's body found in Lake Lanier
Gainesville police recovered a woman's body from Lake Lanier near Lanier Point Park Saturday afternoon.
7:50PM ( 17 hours ago )