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Ellis praises county employees on roadworks
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Chairman Keith Ellis announced Tuesday that the county had received $48,000 from the state to help cover the cost of repairing three roads damaged by the recent heavy rains.

The money reduces the cost to the county from about $150,000 to approximately $102,000 for three large culverts that have been or are scheduled to be installed at East End Road, Airport Road, and Hancock Road.

Ellis praised public works employees who put in extra time to get Airport Road open so that school buses and commuters no longer had to be rerouted.

“They took a lot of pride in that work and got it done in a week,” Ellis said. “We were rewarded for our hard work with state aid money.”

Ellis said the county is still waiting for Social Circle to relocate utilities before the third culvert can be installed on Hancock Road.