By Alex Saitta
October 26, 2014
I mailed this letter to local papers and it ran this past week.
As some of you traveling US 178, past Pickens High School, you noticed the new sidewalk being installed from the high school down to Sparks Lane. This new sidewalk will allow students to walk safely down US 178, and they will not have to cross the highway.
There are many to thank, mainly the Pickens County Transportation (C-Fund) Committee for approving the project and the $500,000 in funding. There committee’s members include Curtis Burgess, Jimmy Lee Dodgens, Dan Crosby, Mike LaMar and Richard Robertson. Sidewalks are not cheap and Earth Materials did a great job installing the walkway, and did it rather quickly and with little disruption in school traffic.
The C-Fund committee receives its money from the state, funded by gasoline sales.