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Swain County to get rid of parking lot potholes

fr potholesAfter hearing numerous complaints about the enormous potholes plaguing the county administrative building parking lot, Swain County commissioners agreed it was time to repave it.

County Manager Kevin King told commissioners that the building and grounds department suggested using concrete instead of asphalt for the repaving project. 

“The area is so marshy, building and grounds wants to use concrete because it will last longer,” he said. 

He said it wasn’t that long ago that the county paid $78,000 to have the entire parking lot repaved but it hasn’t lasted. There are several deep potholes and lose pieces of asphalt in the parking lot, which gets heavy regular use. 

King said the project would cost a total of $45,000 to repave the public parking areas of the lot and $15,000 of the cost would be covered by grant money. 

“All the potholes will be gone,” King said. 

Commissioners unanimously approved a budget amendment to spend $45,000 to repave the parking lot. 

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