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Work completed at Cove Road rockslide site

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County Road crews move concrete barriers into place Monday on Cove Road where a rockslide stopped traffic April 16.

Commissioner Rob Jones said the barriers should increase safety along the S-curves section of road. No other work is planned at this point, but the commissioner noted the steep rocky roadbed is not unique for North Georgia or the southern Appalachians.

“It was designed and installed by the state DOT in 1964. It’s as safe as it ever was,” he said. “It is what it is.”

 

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Carl Gaddis Jr.
0 #1 Carl Gaddis Jr. 2011-04-28 13:55
My dad, Carl Gaddis Sr, now deceased, was one of the WPA work crew, that during the depression years, worked to blast away and remove large amounts of rock from the rock cliff high above Cove Road at the S curves. I've heard him speak of how they were suspended by ropes from the top of the cliff, to do their work. The hard work these men did back in the 1930's, is what allows us east Pickens residents a road to travel to and from Jasper.
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Carl Gaddis Jr.
0 #2 Carl Gaddis Jr. 2011-04-28 15:22
My dad Carl Gaddis Sr.,now deceased, was one of the WPA work crew, who during the depression years, worked to blast away large amounts of rock from the rock cliff high aboce Cove Road at the S curves. The men were suspended by ropes from the top of the cliff.The hard work these men did way back in the 1930's is what allows us east Pickens residents to drive to and from Jasper today.
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