Scope and Purpose. To
provide capital assistance for each Local Government (County/City) to maintain
through resurfacing the roads and streets within their respective
Terms and Conditions. Each Local Government must submit a priority
list of desired projects they wish to have considered for the Local Road
Assistance Program ("LARP"). The priority list is evaluated by the Department
of transportation's engineers based on a needs assessment and cost estimates
for the project. The Department of Transportation's engineers make
recommendations to the Commissioner of Transportation. Funds for this program
are distributed by Board formula among the Congressional Districts and are
equitably apportioned among urban and rural areas. Eligible priorities must
meet acceptable needs evaluation and funding must be available prior to
approval under this Program. No funds from this Program may be utilized to
relocate utilities or perform work outside of the existing pavements. Private
property or lease property does not qualify for assistance.
Eligible Recipients. All
Counties and Cities within the State are eligible.
Criteria for Award.
Priorities that are located on the County or City road and street system are
eligible for consideration. Resurfacing contracts are issued at the discretion
of the Commissioner based upon needs assessments and available funds.
Directions and Deadlines.
Priority lists are requested from each County and City of roads and streets to
be considered. Projects are selected from the priority list and contracts are
prepared by the Department of Transportation and let for competitive bidding.
Completion dates are established that will allow for the completion of the work
during the current paving season after the contract is let. Many Counties and
Cities request their LARP contracts to be negotiated in the form of County/City
contracts. These contracts do not have a completion date assigned; however the
Local Governments are encouraged to complete the project during the same paving
All contracts are engineered and supervised by Department of
Transportation engineers, following current guidelines and specifications for
Ga. Comp. R. & Regs.
entitled "Local Road Assistance Program" submitted
March 22, 1994.