Progress has been slow but there may be light at the end of the Augusta Bottom Road saga. A local match is necessary before an application can be filed for a grant to build a new road off the levee in southern Warren County, and there is optimism that there will be cooperation to fulfil that requirement.
There are several key elements to this proposal. One is that the Warren County Commission be a major player as the applicant. The commission is cooperating as the lead entity. Another is that the city of Washington participate in the cost sharing to comprise the match. The city’s Highway and Transportation Committee Monday recommended to the city that it consider participating in the match. The city’s participation is vital to the application. The committee can only recommend and it did so in this matter by a unanimous vote.
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