Counties agree on road maintenance




 

 

Blount County shares a common boundary with St. Clair County for about 25 miles along its southeastern border, from the Etowah County line north of U.S. 231 to the Jefferson County line about two miles south of the Pine Mountain Volunteer Fire Station at its southern and western extremity.

About 20 miles of that distance is traversed by a road that generally follows the county line with occasional short departures into one county or the other. The route follows Blount County road 24 for about 12 miles along the northerly part of the boundary, then county 27 for about three miles through the Holly Springs area, then for an additional five miles from St. Clair County road 9 (the extension of Blount County road 27) along Pine Mountain Road to the Pine Mountain Volunteer Fire Station.

The accompanying map shows the responsibility for road maintenance recently agreed upon by the two counties.

St. Clair County will maintain the road segments indicated below, shown in red on the map.

1 Washburn Drive from its intersection with Thomas Road for one quarter mile south to its intersection with U.S. 231

2 County 24 from its intersection with Blount County road 12 south to its intersection with Walker Gap Road.

3 Pine Mountain Road from its intersection with St. Clair County road 9 to the easternmost intersection with Tidwell Circle.

4 Pine Mountain Road from a driveway just west of its intersection with Ponderosa Trail to the Pine Mountain Volunteer Fire Station.

5 Pine Mountain Circle from the Blount/St. Clair County line for about three quarters of a mile south and east to its intersection with Pine Mountain Road.

Blount County will maintain the road segments indicated below, shown in yellow on the map.

6 County 24 from Walker Gap south and east to its intersection with Blount County road 27 at Holly Springs.

7 County 27 through the Holly Springs community to the St. Clair County line, where it becomes St. Clair County road 9. (Not affected by the agreement.)

8 Pine Mountain Road beginning at the easternmost intersection of Tidwell Circle to a driveway just west of its intersection with Ponderosa Trail.

9 Pine Mountain Circle beginning at the St. Clair county line and proceeding north to its intersection with Pine Mountain Road across from Lee’s Chapel Church cemetery, a distance of about 0.1 mile.

In the Holly Springs area, St. Clair County will maintain that part of Sullivan Lane located in St. Clair County, and all of Prophecy Lane. Blount County will maintain Sullivan Lane from its intersection with Blount County road 24 for approximately one quarter mile south to the St. Clair County line.