Local Woman Asking For County's Help

By: Emily Johnson Email
By: Emily Johnson Email

By: Emily Johnson
June 30, 2014

Grady County, GA - Grady County resident Susan Anderson is fed up with all the pot holes on the highway she travels on everyday, Old 179 North in Whigham.

Anderson said it's a heavily traveled road and something has to be done about the hazards the road has caused.

"We have families that live up and down this road and it's a curvy hilly road that has not been paved in years," said Anderson.

Anderson started a campaign on Facebook where she has posted videos and pictures of the pot holes on her road. She said she's trying to get the county's attention to take action.

"Get out here and get it done. Take care of your people. Take care of your county. Don't sit back on your political chair and smile and say I'm going to do this I'm going to do that, do it," said Anderson.

Grady County said the road is in the works to get repaved, but it will be another year before the project will ever get started.

"I hope maybe we can get something together and get the culverts situated in 2015. After that it would be reclamated to widen and resurfaced," said Stanley Elkins, Grady County Road Superintendent.

"Everybody would be willing to put up with the inconvenience, the noise, the smell and the equipment they can park their equipment on my land," said Anderson.

Grady County said the culverts will need to be replaced first and then the Old 179 North will need to widened to get it up to code with the Georgia Department of Transportation.

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