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County to seek bids on three paving projects

Warren County supervisors are going out for bids to pave sections of three roads totaling three miles.

The supervisors Monday authorized county administrator John Smith to advertise for bids for the paving project and for a separate project to stripe 10 county roads totaling 24 miles.

The projects are expected to cost about $1 million. Brian Robbins with Stantec, the county engineers, said the three roads scheduled for paving are Redwood Road, Floweree and Naylor roads.

Board of Supervisors president Richard George said the paving project is the completion of a project begun earlier to pave a section of each of the three roads each year.

“We’ll get to complete two, but we may not be able to complete the one of them,” he said.

He said the money for the project comes from the county’s gaming revenue.

“That’s the only money we have for county systems,” he said.

He said the estimate for the project “is about what we expected, and we will have more money to spend (on roads) than we have had lately, and we probably do another round in a fall project.”

George said the county’s gaming revenue fund will have more money than in the past, because some of the funds will not be diverted to help the county pay for its insurance.

“We’ve gotten our finances in order to the point where we won’t will see an increase in the gaming revenue because it doesn’t have to be borrowed, so to speak, to take care of that need. We don’t have that problem any more, so we’re in good shape.”

About John Surratt

John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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