County OKs Poarch paving

Published 1:14 pm Wednesday, August 12, 2009

By By Kerry Whipple Bean
Escambia County commissioners on Monday signed an agreement with the Poarch Band of Creek Indians that will allow Poarch to resurface County Road 14, near where PCI built its Wind Creek Casino and Hotel.
In 2007, the county and Poarch agreed that the commission would vacate a portion of County Road 14, upon completion of a road to be built by PCI.
In other business Monday:
Panther Creek is on the eastern end of Escambia County, Bridges said. The project will amount to about $500,000, and bids should be let in the next few weeks.
Commissioner Raymond Wiggins said residents in the area will appreciate the attention to the new bridge. He thanked Bridges for his work to secure federal funding, which will not require a local match.
Wiggins said tabling the discussion will allow the county to talk to all of the people who live in White Tail Lane about the possible speed limit.

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