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Corps of Engineers Inspecting and Repainting Boundary Lines at West Point Lake

Published Nov. 7, 2014

MOBILE, Ala. –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Mobile District, West Point Project announced that the project’s operations and maintenance contractor, Anderson Construction Company, will begin the seasonal maintenance of the Government property line around the reservoir on Monday, Dec. 1, 2014.

    This year, the contractor will begin work at the Old State Line Rd., near State Line Park, and progress northward on the Alabama side of West Point Lake.  Once the contractors have completed inspections on the Alabama side of West Point Lake, they will then continue to proceed north back into Georgia.  After completing some 70 miles of property line, the work will end just south of Liberty Hill Park (Whitewater Creek) and just east of Liberty Hill Road.  Subdivisions adjacent to public land in these areas include Kate Freeman Road, Sharman Lease Area, Boone’s Lease Area, Hidden Harbor, Pine Cove West, Wehadkee Creek Estates, Wehadkee Creek, Caney Creek, Deer Pointe, Leisure Cove, Summit View Estates, Stone Bridge Crossing, West Vernon Estates, Holiday Crossing, Cofield Road, River Ridge, Turkey Point, Whitewater Woods, Whitewater Estates, Covered Bridge and Whitewater Creek Club.  The work will continue throughout the winter months.

    Anderson workers are wearing fluorescent orange or yellow vests and hard hats displaying their company’s logo.  USACE would like to make the public aware of this work so that local residents are not alarmed by their presence.

   USACE Rangers will be inspecting portions of the property line during the coming weeks.  Park Rangers are in uniform and will be wearing fluorescent vests.  The purpose of these inspections is to identify any encroachments on public land and to insure the line is properly marked.

    The Government property line is easily recognized by two red, horizontal stripes painted on trees on either side of the line when it is straight, and three stripes painted on trees where the line turns.  The property line extends over 308 miles around West Point Project, encompassing more than 31,000 acres of publicly owned land.  The entire extent of the line is repainted every five years to ensure that it is easily identifiable.  For more information about this or any other matter regarding West Point Project, please contact the Project Management Office at 706-645-2937.


Lisa Parker
251 690 2505
109 St Joseph Street

Release no. 14-036