Rosemont School Road water line project on schedule

Published 10:00 am Friday, February 4, 2022

The Rosemont School Road water line extension project is moving forward as planned.

James Emery, Troup County’s director of Engineering & Development, updated the Troup County Board of Commissioners on the project Tuesday, explaining the water line’s completed design and route.

The 27,000-foot Rosemont water line extension will pick up and extend the water line on John Lovelace Road, which is south of Upper Big Springs Road, to the intersection of Lower Big Springs Road and run south. The water line would then turn at the east right-of-way Robertson Road and all the way down and turn at the north right-of-way of Hamilton Road. A pipe bore for the water line will run under the southbound exit ramp, travel lanes and northbound entrance ramp of I-85 before continuing to Rosemont School Road.

Last March, the county entered a joint resolution with the city of LaGrange and the Troup County School System to provide a water line from the city limits to the new Rosemont Elementary School.

It’s estimated that the project will cost around $2 million overall. The Troup County School System and the county will pay $500,000 in the project. The county’s portion will be paid for through America Rescue Plan Act funds.

The city’s water department will put the water line’s construction out to bid within the next 30 to 60 days, Emery said.

Fire hydrants will be added along the waterline, said County Manager Eric Mosley.