Silver Creek Community roads completePublished 5:34pm Friday, August 24, 2012
Students wait at new bus stops for first time today
Today is a new day in the Silver Creek Community.
Silver Creek Community students in Mill Spring had the luxury this morning of waiting at sheltered bus stops for the first time.
The N.C. Department of Transportation (DOT) was scheduled to have the road paving complete by today in the Silver Creek Community with new bus stops installed recently by Silver Creek Community residents.
Following a push from Silver Creek Community residents approximately three years ago, the state agreed to take over the maintenance of some of the deteriorated gravel roads where buses were unable to traverse in the subdivision in order to safely pick up children.
“Thanks to the efforts of all of you, NCDOT is in the last phases of completion of paving our roads. Today they plan to start the oil and Gravel portion to complete the paving,” said Silver Creek Community Vice-President Don Yarbrough in an email to county commissioners, Sen. Tom Apadoca and Rep. David Guice on Aug. 21. “We as a community cannot thank you ‘ALL’ enough for all the advise and assistance you gave us in the long process. Last week we set up the two new structures for the new bus stops in our community, and feel so relieved to finally get the children in a safer place to wait on school busses. Again, THANKS for all your help.”
The subdivision consists of 369 parcels and was first established in 1972.