Drainage replacement ordered on Henry County road

A bid of $489,548.50 from Universal Underground Utility Contractors for drainage replacement on New Hope Drive was accepted by unanimous vote of the Henry County Board of Commissioners at its Oct. 15 regular meeting.

The repair work was deemed necessary by the county’s Stormwater Department and will include installation of a triple concrete box culvert to replace two metal pipes that are in poor condition, according to county officials. The road, which extend south from Keys Ferry Road to New Hope Road next to New Hope Elementary School, will have to be closed for a month or two while the work is completed.

In a separate action, the commissioners approved the allocation of $21,819.13 for relocation of Henry County Water Authority utilities.