Troup County launches SPLOST IV project on Jim Perry Road

Published 8:26 pm Wednesday, December 19, 2018

The Troup County Board of Commissioners announced Wednesday the recent launch of a SPLOST IV project on Jim Perry Road in LaGrange.

Troup County Roads and Engineering recently launched the special project, which involves upgrading, widening and paving of the road, in an effort to improve safety, reduce long-term maintenance costs and adhere to the requests of residents of the community.

The decision to implement this project was made due to several key factors, including submitted signatures of over a dozen Jim Perry Road residents. Property owners also agreed to contribute to this project, as they donated parts of their land to the right-of-way of the widened road.

The project has begun with utility relocation along the roadway and is currently still in the final phase of parcel right-of-way acquisitions. Once completed, it will move to the construction phase, which involves extensive realignment, widening, and grading. The road project will be ongoing due to necessary steps of paving the now gravel road, but the end goal is to have the road project completed as soon as possible, weather and resources permitting.

“The Troup County Roads and Engineering department has worked feverishly to improve the roads throughout Troup County in order to maintain the safety and security of our citizens. I’m very proud of the work they have completed and am especially pleased for the homeowners on Jim Perry Road,” said Commissioner Ellis Cadenhead, Troup County Board of Commissioners. 

The county advises all those in the community who are traveling near and on Jim Perry Road to remain alert to new and ongoing road construction, equipment and driving speeds.