County crews working on three major road projects

Published 10:41 am Thursday, September 8, 2016

Three major road projects are expected to be complete in Lafayette County by the end of the year.

County Road Manager Joe Bynum informed the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors this week that crews are working hard on completing the three paving projects before the year ends.

Bynum said crews began work on County Road 202 and worked their way down to County Road 235 on Tuesday.

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“We hope to finish this project this week,” Bynum said.

Once the project on County Road 202 is complete, Bynum said crews will get started on paving work in South Pointe subdivision and along Skyline Drive near Northeast Electric Power Association. NEPA is paying for a portion of the work.

Bynum also mentioned two other projects in the Harmontown area that should be completed by the end of the year, as well.

The Skyline Drive project, which is located near the Highway 30 and Highway 7 interchange, has been needed for a number of years, say residents.

Northeast Power is undertaking an expansion project at their facility, and in May offered to work with the county in improving Skyline Drive, which was once a private road but is now on the county road register.

“It was not a good road when the Northeast project began and it’s definitely not much of a road now,” Skyline Drive resident Lawrence Chandler told the Lafayette County Planning Commission in May. He welcomes the improvements, especially since more Northeast Power trucks will likely be using the road.