Galloway Road may be resurfaced

Published 3:00 am Wednesday, May 4, 2016

The Brundidge City Council will consider the resurfacing of Galloway Road to the city limit on the north side of town. The “thought” for the project was introduced by Brundidge City Manager Britt Thomas and would resurface about a two-mile stretch of city roadway.

Thomas offered the idea for the city council’s consideration at its Tuesday meeting.

Galloway Road was used as detour route from Brundidge to Banks following a highway washout on State Route 93 during the 2015 Christmas rains and flooding. Galloway Road has received heavy damage from the detoured traffic.

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Thomas said Galloway Road is legally the responsibility of the Pike County Commission but the commission probably doesn’t have extra funding for the project.

Thomas said the city could purchase the materials for the resurfacing project, lease the equipment necessary to do the work and hire employees. He estimated that the project would cost around $224,000 and that would include the resurfacing of McSwain Street to Veterans Blvd.

“What I would like to do is ask the county to use their motor grader to clip the shoulders of the road,” Thomas said. “The shoulders are higher than the roadway and the water won’t drain. That would help big time.”

Thomas said the funds from the city’s portion of the gasoline tax could be used help pay for the project.

The council will consider the project.

The council voted to accept the low bid of $1,926,014 from S.A. Graham Construction Company for its CWSRLF (clean water/sewer) project.

The council also approved a resolution for a Special Use Permit for Southern Linc to allow for changing technology. Modification to its tower will include the correction of minor safety issues.

Thomas said work on the city’s sidewalk projects on S.A. Graham Blvd. and Galloway Road should begin on Monday.

Brundidge Mayor Jimmy Ramage reminded the council members of the National Day of Prayer Service at noon Thursday at City Hall. He also said that the South Central Alabama Retreat for members of senior nutrition centers will be Friday, May 13 at the Troy Recreation Center.

The council recognized the members of the Pike County High School men’s basketball team and congratulated them of making the school’s first appearance in the AHSAA’s Final Four Basketball Tournament.

Macon Morris, a Brundidge resident, approached the council with a concern about the way his report of a home break-in was handled by the Brundidge Police Department.