Braselton News
June 18, 2008
Braselton road project to move forward

Road projects in Braselton and Commerce will move forward following action Monday night by the Jackson County Board of Commissioners to approve agreements with developers. The BOC approved development agreements with Braselton Ventures and Commerce Land Holdings. The agreement with Braselton Ventures is for the Zion Church Road project in West Jackson. The agreement outlines the donation of four aces of property by the developer.

The county will realign Zion Church Road from State Route 124 at the intersection of Josh Pirkle Road North/State Route 53 to the new location. The project is funded through economic development road bonds previously approved by the BOC. It is currently in the design and right-of-way acquisition phase and construction is slated to begin in the summer of 2009.

The agreement with Commerce Land Holdings is for the Bana Road project in East Jackson. The developer agreed to donate 15 acres of right-of-way. Construction of the road is scheduled for the fall of 2008. The project will add 2.7 miles of three-lane roadway to the “I-85 parallel network” connecting State Route 98 and State Route 82 Spur, along with opening up over 425 acres of industrial property.