A Putnam County road that has faced multiple collapse since 2010 passable for now after the highway department recently completed improvements.
North Quinland Lake Road has partially crumbled at least two times over the years. Road Supervisor Randy Jones said the project aims to fix overflow by increasing capacity for rain events.
“We’re waiting for some little warmer weather, so we can put asphalt on top,” Jones said. “It is just going to be a patch for right now, because we’re going to have to wait for the weather to warm.”
An adjacent lake to the road often causes flooding issues for the road.
The project was a part of a budget amendment approved by the county commission this week. The $600,000 included the North Quinland Road project as well as a new box culvert on Bob Lynn Road. Jones said both projects were not budgeted, so the department used its fund balance.
“The one on Bob Lynn Road was more than we were really anticipated,” Jones said. “So, it was more feasible to go ahead and build a new culvert than it was to try to redo the whole one.”
Jones said the highway department’s fund balance remains healthy after the expenditure.