The roads will benefit from state-funded maintenance work through the Georgia Department of Transportation's Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant program.
Melany Reynolds, government affairs project manager for the GDOT, said the paving projects and others statewide were to be scrapped because of shortfalls in the Local Assistance Road Program.
But a bill passed by the Georgia General Assembly earlier this year mandated the GDOT include the Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant program.
The Cherokee County Board of Commissioners has approved a list of 36 roads that will receive resurfacing work with the funds.
The list includes portions of: Allatoona Shores Drive, Arlington Way, Bigwoods Drive, Cascade Drive, Chickasaw Run, Deerchase Drive, Fate Conn Road, Free Home Road, Hearthstone Way, Hickory Trail, Hideway Village Road, Hummingbird Drive, Iron Hill Way, Jordan Road, Lakefield Drive, New Tracy Court, Oak Pointe Court, Old Orange Mill Road, Red Fox Circle, Ridgemore Court, Rockingham Lane, Saddlewood Drive, Seminole Way, Shallow Cove, South Sequoyah Drive, Southland Drive, Summer Drive, Sunshine Court, Susanne Lane, Timber Ridge Court, Trickum Hills Way, Valleywood Court, West Lane, Westside Lane and Winward Way.
The total mileage is more than 12 miles, and the cost to complete the work is $421,595.
"We went into it with the impression that we were getting nothing," said Geoff Morton, director of public works for Cherokee County. "I'm not going to complain."
Morton said work on the roads will begin in the spring, and the repaving will take three to four months to complete.
Cherokee's cities will also benefit from the GDOT grant program.
According to Mohamed Arafa, spokesman for the GDOT, $89,000 has been allotted for resurfacing projects in the cities.
Affected roads include a portion of Depot Street in Ball Ground; portions of Hospital Circle, Rock Cliff Place and Rock Cliff Road in Canton; portions of Palm Ridge Court and Palm Ridge Way in Holly Springs; a portion of Dogwood Pass in Nelson; and portions of Arnold Mill Road and Rope Mill Road in Woodstock.
The total length of road to be repaved in the cities is about 1.25 miles.
Arafa said work could begin on the city roads at any time, with a completion date of July of next year.
Ball Ground City Manager Eric Wilmarth said while the improvements to Depot Street are only along about 100 feet, he's happy the state came through with something.
"We will be glad to take it," he said.