Repaving of Brookside Drive in Mableton

Crew at work on a repaving project in Mableton (photo by Larry Felton Johnson)Crew at work on a repaving project in Mableton (photo by Larry Felton Johnson)

Repaving of Brookside Drive

Repaving crews have been working on the streets adjoining Oakdale Road, including Brookside Drive.  We’ve put together a slideshow of the work-in-progress.  This morning crews scraped the second side of the street, after scraping the first side late last week. This work is part of the larger project of paving Oakdale Road.

Check out the slideshow below of the paving of Brookside Drive:


Road construction workers in demand in Georgia

If you or someone you know is considering a career change, road construction workers, including resurfacing crews, are in demand in Georgia.  In February the Courier ran an article entitled Highway Contractors, Latin American Association Team Up For Job Fair Feb. 3.

In that article industry officials described the need for workers. David Moellering, Executive Director of the Georgia Highway Contractors Association said, “There are a lot of major projects going on. The managed lanes project is finishing up, and the I-285/Georgia S.R. 400 intersection project is getting underway. Plus there is a lot of road resurfacing and bridge rehabilitation going on. Everywhere in Cobb County, when you see barrels, I’d say those barrels are jobs. Barrels mean somebody is working.”

Roughly two-thirds of Georgia high school students do not go on to complete a four-year college degree. For those who do not finish college, Moellering said his industry provides a great way to establish a career. An entry-level worker who proves to be a good laborer can move on to operating heavy machinery, and if they show leadership skills can become a foreman or superintendent, potentially moving high from there.