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September 12--  Montgomery County is planning road resurfacing to the tune of $420,000 in the coming months.  Most of the funding is from a state transportation grant with the county paying only $38,365.52.

According to County Manager Brandon Braddy, bids will be opened next month on the largest project which is to repair and resurface the Alston-Center Road for an estimated $200,000.

The county also estimates it will cost more than $118,000 to resurface 1.5 miles of the North Old Kibbee Road with a bid date to be announced.

A nearly $89,000 contract has been awarded to Littlefield Construction for a half mile of paving in the Tara Plantation neighborhood including Ashley Wilkes Drive, Tara Drive and part of Scarlett O'Hara Drive.

Hooks Construction has a $6,724 contract to patch Old Kibbee Road, Dead River Road, Spur 56 and Red Bluff Creek Road.

Meanwhile, the Department of Community Affairs has notified the county its $355,000 application for a grant to pave Largo Drive and Ashley Drive has been turned down and  Braddy says the project may be resubmitted next year.

At the September county commission meeting, the board approved a request from the county Development Authority to improve access to a loading dock at the old shirt factory building near the county courthouse.  Development Authority Director Joe Filippone says a company is considering leasing the building to serve as a distribution center starting next month with up to six employees.