Over the last several months, the Long County Commission has taken steps to make county roads safer.
Using grants, improvements were made on Joe Kennedy Road, Barrett Cemetery Road, Rye Patch Road and Elim Church Road.
In May, at the request of Commissioner David Richardson, Joe Kennedy Road was restriped with Department of Transportation paint. In October, at the request of Chairman Mike Riddle, repairs were made to several bad areas on Rye Patch Road. Also in October, at the request of Commissioner Clifton DeLoach, chevron curve signs were placed on two curves on Barrett Cemetery Road and larger stop signs were placed where the road intersects with Elim Church Road.
Earlier this month, at the request of Riddle, speed bumps, additional signs and flashing stop lights were also placed at Elim Church Road where it intersects with Horsecreek Road and Lee Place Road.
DeLoach said, "This was done for the people of Long County and it has been a long time coming and well deserved."
Riddle said that all of the areas needed the work.
"Our county is continuing to grow, and as a result of this, our roads have more traffic," Riddle said. "All of this work was needed."
He said in addition to the repairs and upgrades, in June 15 miles of Highway 301 was resurfaced from the Tattnall County line to the Ludowici city limits, and in May three miles of Elim Church Road was widened and resurfaced.
"This board has placed a high priority on roads, we all want to maintain and improve them as efficiently as we can, and we really want to make them as safe as we can," Riddle said.