Portion of Highway 41 in Houston County gets renovated

WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A heavily traveled highway in Houston County has finished renovations.

Wednesday afternoon, Houston County officials, state leaders, and local residents celebrated the official opening of Highway 41.

They held a ribbon-cutting at Eagle Springs Elementary School in Warner Robins.

“The main improvement is the old two lane rural road becoming five lanes,” Houston County Board of Commissioners Chairman Tommy Stalnaker said.

The Highway begins at Watson Boulevard and continues to the intersection of Thompson and White Roads.

This route goes throughout many Houston County municipalities, such as Centerville, Warner Robins, and Perry.

“All of us cooperated together, we are not fragmented, as if each city is getting a road,” Stalnaker said.  “This particular road did not matter if it was in the city of Warner Robins or Centerville.”

The project cost 4.6-million dollars, which was paid with 2006 SPLOST funds.  It took a year-and-a-half to complete.

“We needed this road to help all of our growing cities,” Warner Robins Mayor Randy Toms said. “Traffic use to be backed up for miles and now it is accessible for everyone.”

Other improvements included added traffic lights, pedestrian crossings, and a large storm water drainage ditch along Gunn Road.

The Georgia Department of Transportation also gave the three cities checks for future road projects:
        -Warner Robins $541,262.36
        -Perry $144,352.88
        -Centerville $61,772.81     

Each city received the money based upon population and number of roads in their area.

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