GAINESVILLE -- Hall County officials have identified 19 roads that they feel are in the most need of repair work, and the county commission is now set to approve that list this week.
County public works director Ken Rearden presented the list at the commission's Monday work session. It adds up to just over 21 miles of roadway from various parts of the county, with the estimated cost of resurfacing all the roads listed at just over four and a half million dollars.
"Every year we rate every road in the county," Rearden said. "We look at alligator cracking and longitudinal cracking and paving conditions and signs and everything."
The roads are rated on a scale up to 100, with 100 being the worst rating a road can receive, according to Rearden. The 19 roads listed ranged from a rating of 73 to 77. The worst rated road on the list was a just over a third of a mile stretch of McBrayer Road around the Oakwood city limits.
Rearden said the list, if approved at the commissioner's Thursday voting session, would also need to be presented to and approved by the Georgia Department of Transportation, since their funding also helps maintain the roads. If approved, it would allow county officials to then begin work.
The longest road on the list was Glade Farm Road just south of Clermont, which connects State Route 52 to Clarks Bridge Road.
"We've been kind of putting that off because of the reservoir, but since we've put the reservoir on hold we've asked the commission (to add it to the resurfacing list). It's really starting to fall apart, literally," Rearden said.
The list will be added to the commission's consent agenda for the Thursday session.