The Carroll County Public Works Department has amassed quite a resume since the national economic recession began in 2008. They've paved 18.3 miles of dirt roads and resurfaced 112 miles of already paved roads. On top of that, they've treated an average of 65 miles of dirt roads annually with a calcium chloride solution to keep down the dust, and that's just in the last four years.
Crews have widened and resurfaced Lovvorn Road, Stripling Chapel Road, Pleasant Hill Road and Sandhill-Hulett Road. They did much of the work to prepare Little Tallapoosa Park to open. They helped restore 56 roads that were rendered not navigable after the 2009 floods. And now, they perform maintenance on and repair all Carroll County vehicles in house.
To add to the list, the Public Works Department has helped area municipalities and other organizations with their own paving projects, paving four miles of road for the city of Temple, paving 2 parking lots for Villa Rica, paving .3 miles of road for Roopville, paving Bowdon Junction Mt. Zion Road for Mt. Zion and paving parking lots for the University of West Georgia at their new stadium.
But it doesn't stop there. Crews have rebuilt eight convenience centers as well as converting dump sites at the Lowell and Tyus convenience centers into much cleaner spaces for residents to dispose of waste.
And incredibly, the list goes on.