Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Putnam Commission OKs Road Resolution

The Putnam County commission has voted, 16-to-3, in favor of a resolution that calls for the county and city to "cooperate" on the funding of a northern connector road to the fifth interchange -- if that becomes necessary. County executive Kim Blaylock says that she thinks discussion of such a road is "premature," but says the state Department of Transportation is insisting upon the resolution and that it's better to go along with them than to argue the point. Blaylock compared the experience to playing a game where you don't know the rules, but they keep changing along the way. The city council has passed a similar resolution. Blaylock says the next step is for the state to submit the plans to the Federal Highway Administration. The resolution passed on Monday night was, she says, mainly to pacify T-DOT.