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The following roads will be paved by Conyers-based Pittman Construction at some point during the next two months. Paving is paid for by the state.

Newton County Roads

Road Name; Distance; Starting point; Ending point:
Adams Circle, 0.85 mile, Ga. 11 to County Road 229
Laurel Way, 0.7 mile, Ga. 81 to Willow Shoals Drive
Mill Pond Road, 0.6 mile, Ga. 11 to James Benton Road
Pebble Boulevard, 0.4 mile, Mailbox #485 to Pebble Way
Pitts Chapel Road, 0.6 mile, Newborn city limits to end of pavement
Riverbend Drive, 0.4 mile, U.S. 278 to cul-de-sac
Wisteria Way, 0.6 mile, Brown Bridge Road to cul-de-sac
Cook Road, 1.3 miles, Marble Drive to Sockwell Road
Dearing Street, 1 mile, Piper Road to new pavement
Hoglen Drive, 0.3 mile, Jack Neely Riad to new pavement
Sockwell Drive, 0.4 mile, Mount Tabor Road to Cook Road
Willow Shoals Drive, 0.8 mile, Laurel Way to cul-de-sac
Windsong Drive, 0.2 mile, Jack Neely Road to cul-de-sac
Wisteria Drive, 0.6 mile, Magnolia Drive to cul-de-sac

Covington Roads

Road Name; Starting point; Ending point:
Fair Street, Sunny Drive to Sterling Lakes Drive
Carroll Street, Washington Street to Clark Street
Adams Street, U.S. 278 to Wheat Street
Turner Lake Circle, Turner Lake Road to dead end
Moore Street, Geiger Street to dead end/I-20
Pineview Drive, Collier Street to Puckett Street
Highland Drive, Flat Shoals Road to dead end
Hartsook Drive, Newton Drive to West Drive
Walnut Steet, West Street to Avery Street
West Usher Street, Ga. 81 to Bethlehem Way/Owens Street

With the weather warming, road paving will get underway Friday when the state begins resurfacing Ga. Highway 81 North from U.S. Highway 278 through Oxford to the Walton County line.

The 7.27-mile resurfacing of the much-used two lane highway is one of several local roads that the state will pave this year. Conyers-based Pittman Construction will handle all of the projects after winning the state's bid.

Pittman will pave 14 roads in Newton County. While the state will pay the for the $600,000 worth of resurfacing, the county will have to first patch any problem areas on the roads, which could cost as much as $500,000.
County officials said the weather has prevented the county from doing much patching so far in 2011. Because the patching must be done expeditiously, the county is seeking outside bids for a few of the roads, while the public works department will patch the rest.

Pittman will also pave 10 roads in Covington.

County Chairman Kathy Morgan and Covington Assistant Transportation Manager Terry Savage both said the paving projects should be completed within the next two months.

All paving is part of the state's annual paving funding program, the Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant, known as LMIG.