Sandalwood Drive reopens as stormwater project continues

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A Springlakes subdivision thoroughfare that has been closed for months to accommodate a slow-moving culvert project is being re-opened today.

Although Sandalwood Drive is now open, the surrounding area remains a work zone with heavy equipment operating along the adjacent right-of-way, according to the Columbia County Water Utility.

The $814,000 project is meant to prevent flooding by widening the culverts and parts of Reed Creek, which feeds the subdivision’s 20-acre lake. Residents have complained that the work is unsightly and that repeated delays and extensions have prolonged the inconvenience.

County officials last month threatened to fire the contractor, Jeffrey Harris Trucking & Construction Co., if significant and immediate progress was not made.

Once the work is completed, county officials plan to further improve the area with landscaping.

Reach Rob Pavey at (706) 868-1222, ext. 119,

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Little Lamb
Little Lamb 12/12/11 - 12:35 pm
Large storm drainage projects

Large storm drainage projects are never "sightly" while they are in progress. Come to think of it, they are seldom sightly when they are finished.

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