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MAJOR DOUGLAS COUNTY ROAD TO BE RESURFACED; PATIENCE ENCOURAGED

Douglas County, Ga.

Douglasville, GA - The Douglas County Department of Transportation through the Board of Commissioners is proud to announce Lee road between Fairburn Road, Highway (92) and I-20 in Lithia Springs will be resurfaced in the coming weeks. "Resurfacing for the Lee Road corridor could begin as early as May 6th, 2019, weather permitting," said Director of Transportation Miguel Valentin.

Lee Road is one of 22 roads that will be resurfaced as part of the SPLOST and Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant (LMIG) Road Resurfacing Program. "This has been a long time coming for residents of this Lithia Springs neighborhood," said Dr. Romona Jackson Jones, Chairman of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners. "We can't find any records indicating the last time Lee Road was paved, but we do know the road hasn't been paved in the last 15 years, so I'm very pleased that my administration is taking on this task to address road conditions in Douglas County."

Chairman Jones held a meeting with key County personnel on Monday, April 22, 2019 to discuss details of a strategic communication plan to the general public and press. Attending the meeting was Vice Chairman Kelly G. Robinson who also serves as Chair of the Transportation Committee, Mark Teal, County Administrator, Ed Dean, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Manager, and Rick Martin, Director of Communications & Community Relations.

"This area of Lee Road serves as a priority for transportation in Douglas County because of the vast amount of traffic in the area," said Vice Chairman/District 2 Commissioner Kelly G. Robinson.

"We are also communicating with Superintendent Trent North so he can alert the School Bus System transportation department, Douglas County Fire Department, Douglas County Sheriff's Office and the E-911 Operations Center," said Mark Teal, County Administrator.

"Communication is the key for success when a motorists pattern for traveling is changed and we want to do our best in getting the message out of this project," said Director of Communications Rick Martin.

Motorists should expect traffic delays and consider alternate routes. "The project is expected to last three to four weeks," said Valentin.





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