Newly paved and stabilized section of Jones Mountian Road that collapsed ealier this year.
By Tucker Green
Pickens County Government
Notice: The Jones Mountain Road stabilization project is now complete and both lanes are open to traffic. GSI (contractors) and EXP Services Inc. (project engineers) completed the project and final inspections have been approved. This project, which was caused by a natural disaster landslide earlier in the year, was declared a local emergency by the board of commissioners. The declaration allowed the county to receive emergency grants from the state to minimize the burdens on local taxpayers.
The work required was substantial and included: installation of a 380’ long Soil Nail Wall and a 20’ tall Geosynthetically Confined Soil Wall in the most severe portion of the landslide. Additionally, a guardrail and fencing were installed for safety precautions and both lanes of the road were resurfaced. The contractors experienced some minor delays due to weather and scheduling issues with subcontractors during the busy summer months. However, the road is now fully reopened and completely stabilized.