Commission urges state for resurfacing of Hwy. 108

Published 10:36 pm Thursday, January 9, 2014

The Polk County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution on Jan. 6 urging the state to resurface Hwy. 108.

The N.C. Department of Transportation (DOT) currently has no plans to resurface Hwy. 108 from Mill Spring to the Rutherford County line, according to the county’s resolution.

“Whereas, the condition of Hwy. 108 from Mill Spring to the Rutherford County line is suboptimal and poses a potential hazard to safe driving,” states the resolution; “and whereas, Hwy. 108 is one of Polk County’s major thoroughfares.”

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The resolution continues to say that resurfacing this segment of Hwy. 108 needs to be made a top priority with the county requesting that state officials make funding available to expedite the resurfacing.

Commissioner Keith Holbert placed the item on the agenda and read the resolution that will be sent to state legislators.

Holbert said the county has heard concerns about the condition of Hwy. 108 in that area.

Polk County last year approved a similar resolution for Hwy. 9 near Polk Central Elementary School in Mill Spring.

NCDOT completed resurfacing of that section of Hwy. 9 last year.