RINGGOLD, Ga. — Catoosa County commissioners gave the formal go-ahead for work on the Groves subdivision sewer project, but residents now must look to the weather to cooperate.
“The contract was formally approved (Tuesday),” Chuck Taylor, director of the county’s roads department, said last week. “Work will start when weather permits.”
Commissioners awarded Talley Construction the $449,288 contract for five roads in the neighborhood off Pine Grove Road, County Clerk Melissa Hannah said.
The project includes putting gravity sewers in on all five roads. The sewer lines will tie into a major line behind Jack Maddox Recreation Center, Mr. Taylor said.
The project is part of the countywide plan to put in sewers and eliminate septic tanks and retention ponds. Projects manager Olney Meadows said the Groves neighborhood follows the Blevins Acres project, which is wrapping up a few last items. The recent heavy rains have caused some problems that crews are working to address as weather permits, he said.
The contract calls for the work to be finished within 90 days after it gets started, and the county plans to pave the roads after that time.
Mr. Taylor said a request for proposals to reclaim and then repave the roads are being advertised now. The bid opening is set for Jan. 8, he said.
“Those roads have been paved so many time, they have too much asphalt on them,” he said.
The proposal calls for milling off the asphalt and then installing a new base before repaving the roads. A cost estimate was not immediately available.