The Hall County Commission will have several items on its Thursday voting agenda related to improvement projects for two South Hall roads.
Two of those items will be towards improvements on Martin Road, a residential road that will soon be connected to a new I-985 exit that is currently under construction.
County officials are looking to apply for a grant of $800,000 from the Georgia Transportation Infrastructure Bank to fund a roundabout at the intersection of Martin Road and J.M. Turk Road. That grant, if approved, would require a $160,000 match from the county which would come from SPLOST funding.
Hall County Public Information Officer Katie Crumley said citizens who support the county's efforts to get the grant can submit a letter to the GTIB showing their support on the county's website. County Public Works Director Ken Rearden said the county would likely hear whether or not it's been awarded the grant sometime late in the summer.
District One Commissioner Kathy Cooper also moved to place an item on Thursday's consent agenda that would authorize the county to place stop signs at a pair of intersections on Martin Road. The signs would create a four-way stop at Martin Road's intersection with Martin Trail and Martins Crossing West Drive and a three-way stop at the intersection of Quailwood Drive.
The commission will also vote Thursday on a number of items that will begin contracting out work on a nearly $5 million project that will extend Tumbling Creek Road in Oakwood over railroad tracks via a bridge to meet Old Oakwood Road. The items approve an agreement between the county and Norfolk Southern Railway Company for construction of the road extension, as well as contracts for water main relocation and pipe installation around the road.
District Three Commissioner Scott Gibbs said he is excited about the extension.
"This project is a real game changer for that area as far as really helping transportation in the area," Gibbs said.
The Hall County Commission will meet Thursday at 6:00 p.m. at the Hall County Government Center on Browns Bridge Road to give all the items a final vote.