18 May Troy holds dedication of new connector roads
City of Troy Mayor Jason Reeves and the Troy City Council joined dozens of Troy residents at the intersection of John H. Witherington Drive and Trojan Parkway on May 18, 2017, to celebrate the dedication of the two new connector roads that extend George Wallace Drive to Enzor Road and Franklin Drive to Oak Park subdivision.
The $10 million project provides long-desired access across town and opens hundreds of acres of previously inaccessible areas for development.
“This is Troy’s largest road infrastructure project in the city’s history,” Mayor Reeves said. “It’s going to make a tremendous impact on the city for years to come.”
The construction of the connector roads was the catalyst necessary to recruit a Publix grocery store to the city. The retail development is “the most significant economic development opportunity” Troy has experienced in years.
“The roads are as big as anything,” said John Ramage, board president for the Pike County Economic Development Corporation. “Those roads are opening 300 acres for retail, commercial and residential development.”
A team of more than 50 engineers, surveyors, inspectors, biologists, technicians, environmental scientists, designers and administrators from CDG Engineers & Associates, Inc. provided the civil and environmental engineering needs for the project.
“This is the biggest project CDG has ever done,” Senior Project Manager Tim Ramsden said. “It took a large team and included almost all of CDG’s services for the project to be possible.”