A portion of Payne Road in Pembroke is getting a $250,000 makeover over the next two weeks, weather permitting.
The road, which loops around Bryan County High School and Bryan County Middle School and runs in front of the new Bryan County Elementary School, suffered damage during construction of the new school, according to Pembroke City Administrator Alex Floyd.
That portion, which runs roughly seven tenths of a mile, will be completely rebuilt, according to Floyd. Another four-tenths of a mile will be resurfaced. The rest was repaved about three years ago.
The money is coming from an additional $143,000 local maintenance and improvement grant approved by the state legislature, “thanks to Rep. Jan Tankersly,” Floyd said, and “the remainder will come from our general fund to be reimbursed by TSPLOST payments.”
Ellis Wood Contracting is doing the work. After that, Sikes Brothers Contracting is expected to begin work on Mason Road inside the Pembroke city limits and Ash Branch Road in both the city and county.
“We love the smell of fresh dirt and hot asphalt in the mornings,” Floyd said.