Commission gives PCI nod to work on county road

Published 8:52 am Thursday, February 14, 2013

The Escambia County Commission have sent a memorandum to the Poarch Band of Creek Indians outlining the understanding of roadway ownership in connection with planned improvements on Martin Road.

During Monday’s meeting of the commission, the group agreed to allow PCI to conduct work along Martin Road with the understanding that the road still belongs to the county. County Engineer Bill Bridges said the work planned by PCI would include widening the road in some areas and creating a turning lane for access to facilities in the area.

“They ware working on a medical center and plan to put in a turning lane on Jack Springs Road at Martin Road,” Bridges said. “There are also plans for improvements along Green Road at Martin Road as well.”

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The commission agreed to allow PCI to apply for grants for the cost of improvements with the understanding that the road still belongs to the county.

In other action commissioners:

• approved the posting of a 15-mile per hour speed limit along Deer Run Lane based on a recommendation from Bridges. Since the road is a dead-end road, commissioners agreed to the posting since no residents in the area were opposed to the posting.

• approved an application for a private cemetery in the Dixie Community made by James and Audrey Canon. The application will be presented to the probate judge for final approval.

• heard from Bridges concerning the bridge repairs on Jay Road. With construction of the bridge complete, Bridges said the approaches to the bridge are being completed but could take an additional few weeks since recent and continuing rains have hampered work at the site.

• heard a report concerning work on Bonneville Road to begin in the upcoming weeks.

• heard from Commissioner Larry White in regard to the upcoming spring clean up day initiated by People Against a Littered State. The dates for the clean up event will be April 21-27.