On Tuesday, July 21, county commissioners awarded a contract for the dirt road paving of Peeksville Road from New Hope Road to the bridge over the Tussahaw Reservoir. This contract represents phase I towards paving the last dirt section of Peeksville Road.
The contract was awarded to Pittman Construction in the amount of $1,384,109.75. The contractor will be provided 300 days to complete the project after the notice to proceed is issued.
Design work, right of way acquisition, and construction have been funded through the SPLOST IV program, approved by voters in November 2013. Additional funds are budgeted in SPLOST V — approved by voters in November 2019 — for construction between Old Jackson Road and the reservoir. After all phases are complete, Peeksville Road will provide a continuous paved connection between state route 42 in Locust Grove and Keys Ferry Road in Ola.
“This project, once complete, provides an important alternate route for local traffic,” remarked Commissioner Johnny Wilson. “I want to thank the residents for supporting SPLOST at the ballot box and to county staff for working to advance this project.”
For more information about transportation in commission district I, check out transportation projects.