Cherokee County commissioners have designated 10 roadways totaling 46. 5 miles to get new traffic striping and pavement markings. AJC FILE

Cherokee IDs 10 roads to get new traffic striping

Cherokee County is submitting to the state a list of 10 roadways in need of traffic striping and raised pavement markings, to be funded mostly by a state highway grant.

The Georgia Department of Transportation notified Cherokee that $350,000 was available to the county under the 2019 Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant Off System Safety program, in addition to the $50,000 the county received earlier this year, according to a staff report to county commissioners. No local match is required.

The commissioners designated 46.5 miles of roads to receive new striping, markings and signage. They are Sixes Road, Univeter Road, Woodstock Road, North Arnold Mill Road, Toonigh Road, Union Hill Road, East Cherokee Drive, Arnold Mill Road, Butterworth Road and Bells Ferry Road.

The estimated construction cost is $373,886. GDOT will cover $350,000, and the county will pick up the balance as a traffic striping line item of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, staff said.

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