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      Ben Hill bores bridge

      Ben Hill Commissioners are taking initiative on making sure residents and travelers along Perry House Road are safe and sound. / File


      Ben Hill Commissioners are taking initiative on making sure residents and travelers along Perry House Road are safe and sound.

      One of the bridges on that road does not meet Department of Transportation standards for wideness, and was not eligable to be funding through SPLOST money.

      With it being built in the early 1960's, commissioners decided to pay out of pocket to have boring done below the bridge, all the way down to bedrock, with the hope that DOT can then come in and do their job.

      "Once we've got some good hard numbers we're going to talk to the department of transportation and say, hey look guys we've done the engineering work and we're ready to go. How about helping us out," said County Manager, Frank Feild.

      Feild says the commission had to make the move on this for the safety of their residents.

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