Last week the Dawson County Board of Commissioners approved an application for a grant to fund repairs of multiple county roads.
The application is for a Local Maintenance and Improvement (LMIG) grant, and was presented to the board by Public Works Director David McKee.
McKee said during the board’s Nov. 9 work session that LMIG is a state program that was created several years ago to give local governments greater flexibility to deliver projects very quickly.
Nine roads spanning 3.07 miles were proposed for the 2018 project: A.T. Moore Road and Mt. Vernon Drive, as well as the Biscayne subdivision, which is comprised of Pelican Court, Biscayne Drive, Keys Court, Sandcastle Court, Bay Drive, Harbor Drive and Seabreeze Way.
“We have several subdivisions in this county that are at the end of their lifespan for the wearing surface of the asphalt,” McKee said.
The money for the grant comes from State Motor Fuel Tax collections, and requires a 30 percent match from the county.
This year the amount allocated to Dawson County is $413,739.21, and with Dawson County’s match of $124,121.76, the total budget for the 2018 LMIG project is $537,860.97.
While the projects are estimated to cost $564,944.99, the estimate does not include the utilization of Dawson County labor and equipment.
Roads repaired within the last year using LMIG grant funds were Henry Grady Hwy., Harmony Church Road, Beartooth Parkway, Sunshine Court, Hemlock Drive and Stonehedge Estates.