Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Oconee County Commissioners Agree To Spend $10,000 For Design Work On A Mars Hill Road Median Cut GDOT Has Rejected

Part Of Undisclosed Deal

Oconee County Commissioners Tuesday night agreed to spend $10,000 for design work–double the amount originally planned–as part of a previously unknown deal to create a full median cut on Mars Hill Road to provide access to 103 acres owned by Dickens Farms Inc.

The investment could be good money thrown after bad, as Oconee County Public Works Director Emil Beshara told the commissioners that the Georgia Department of Transportation already has rejected the proposed plans for the change in the roadway design.