Madison County commissioners approved over $1 million in road improvements May 6.
The board of commissioners approved a contract with Pittman Construction for $1,149,600 to handle road resurfacing projects on Sanford Road, Blacks Creek Church Road, Madison Oaks Drive, Adams-Duncan Road, Sorrow Patterson Road and Colbert Danielsville Road.
The projects, which leaders plan to start after this school year ends, will be partially funded through the Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant (LMIG) Program. The county received $543,713 from the state through LMIG for 2013. That means the county’s portion of the road project cost will be $605,887.
This money will be pulled from the county’s cash reserves. The county has maintained roughly $5 million in reserves over the past couple of years.
BOC chairman Anthony Dove reminded commissioners Monday that the approval of the road projects and the recent approval of four sheriff’s vehicles for $112,000 will bring down the county’s cash reserves.