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Community Path Stop Sign Installation
As a follow up to this year’s Community Path Project, inhouse staff repaired and/or replaced 13 STOP signs that were reported missing along the newly installed path on Landings Way South. As a reminder, stop signs are installed at intersections that cross primary and secondary roadways.
Street Light Audit
Over the past several weeks, staff has been working on a comprehensive inventory of the streetlights located throughout the community, which will include the location and pole number of each light. Our current agreement with Georgia Power includes 240 light posts (10 w high pressure sodium cobra heads); however, staff believe this number is inaccurate, thus requiring a need for an audit. Separately, staff is continuing to monitor the two test LED streetlights that were installed at the intersection of Landings Way South and Activity Drive and Westcross Road and Franklin Creek Road South in July. Over the next couple of months, staff will make a determination as to whether or not the upgrades are warranted for the entire system. Thereafter, a recommendation will be made to the Board on same.
Community Path Backfilling and Repair
In-house staff is continuing to backfill along the path on Landings Way North towards Wiley Bottom Road. Additionally, staff is in the process of reviewing the maintenance repair list for both asphalt and concrete paths.This maintenance program is funded operationally and will begin in September.
2019 Road Repair and Replacement Project
Staff is continuing to work with Bennett Paving to finalize the schedule for the remaining roads that require paving and/or sealing within the scope of this year’s project.
Late last week, Whitaker Laboratories was onsite to collect core samples on Franklin Creek Road South. Once the results have been received, staff will schedule another meeting with Bennett Paving and Thomas and Hutton to develop a plan to resolve the rideability concerns along the roadway.
South Sprayfield Laydown Yard
Remediation Resources (a salvage company) continued to remove asphalt millings and concrete from the South Sprayfield Laydown Yard this week. Barring any further weather delays, the removal of material is anticipated to be completed by Friday.
Storm Drain Repair
On Wednesday, Southeast Pipe began the repair of two storm drains located on Captain Dunbar Lane and Franklin Creek Road South. The pipes located on each road required repair due to joint failures within the pipe. Southeast Pipe will utilize a CIPP (Cured in Place Piping) lining technology to line the pipe with a fiber glass material that has a guaranteed lifespan of 40 years. This technology also allows for a less intrusive impact on the property owners in and around the repair areas along with a significant reduction in restoration costs.The above repairs will be completed through the department’s operational budget.