Dirt Roads

Shoulders on the dirt roads are mowed once per year. This cycle typically starts in October and end in around the first of March. Due to the rough, everchanging terrain of the dirt roads, we use “side arm mowers” to mow the dirt road shoulders. Side arm mowers have a much smaller cutting swath that regular mowers and require multiple passes to properly maintain the dirt and paved roads. Further, it usually takes about 5-6 times as long to complete the dirt road than routine paved roads.

 

The new growth from woody vegetation (trees and bushes), on the dirt in the right of way is also cut during this mowing cycle. Typically, small limbs are cut from the woody vegetation on the right of way and can be unsightly for a short period of time. Usually, within a week of being cut, a follow up mower is used to grind the small limb to make the shoulders more aesthetically pleasing.

 

Each cycle starts at the county camp and progresses counter clockwise around the county. The following is the order that communities are mowed: Devils Pond, Smithonia, Clouds Creek, Watson Mill, Hargrove Lake to Beaverdam, Dunlap/Winterville, Arnoldsville, Smokey road, Wolfskin, Crawford, Maxeys, Bairdstown, Philomath, Flatwoods (Thaxton Wynne), Stephens and Salem, Lexington, Whesley Chapel, Stevens Grove, Bethesda Church, Centerville, Sandy Cross, Veribest, Vesta, back to Sandy Cross, Glade, Millstone, Goosepond, back to Glade and Sandy Cross, Harris road, Buddy Faust and return to the County camp.

Contact Information

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 261
Lexington, GA 30648

Physical Address:

882 Athens Rd
Crawford, GA 30630

Phone:

(706) 743-5270

Hours of Operation:

Monday thru Friday: 8:00 am - 4:45 pm 

Paved Roads

Shoulders on the paved road are usually mowed three times per year. Typically, early to mid-Spring is the first mowing cycle. The second mowing cycle is sometime after July 1st. The 3rd cycle is after the growth has slowed, which is usually in September. The weather, growth of vegetation and other public works priorities, all have an impact on when the mowing cycles takes place. Typically, a mowing cycle takes between 20-25 working days depending on the growth, weather, and breakdowns. The 3-4 man crew covers about 500 lane miles of shoulders ranging from 15 feet to over 100 feet wide in places.

 

The new growth from woody vegetation (trees and bushes) on the road is also cut during this mowing cycle. Typically, small limbs are cut from the woody vegetation on the right of way and can be unsightly for a short period of time. Usually, within a week of being cut, a follow up mower is used to grind the small limb to make the shoulders more aesthetically pleasing.

 

Each cycle starts at the county camp and progresses counter clockwise around the county. The following is the order that communities are mowed: Devils Pond, Smithonia, Clouds Creek, Watson Mill, Hargrove Lake to Beaverdam, Dunlap/Winterville, Arnoldsville, Smokey road, Wolfskin, Crawford, Maxeys, Bairdstown, Philomath, Flatwoods (Thaxton Wynne), Stephens and Salem, Lexington, Whesley Chapel, Stevens Grove, Bethesda Church, Centerville, Sandy Cross, Veribest, Vesta, back to Sandy Cross, Glade, Millstone, Goosepond, back to Glade and Sandy Cross, Harris road, Buddy Faust and return to the County camp.

Phone
(706) 743-5270

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 261
Lexington, GA 30648

Physical Address
105 Union Point Road
Lexington, GA 30648

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