City of Albany spends almost $1 million to repair downed signs after Michael

Albany Hurricane Michael Funds

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany officials approved spending almost $1 million to repair damaged signs throughout the city after Hurricane Michael.

The city will spend a little over $966,000 on the sign repair project.

Signs that could impact immediate safety, like stop and yield signs, were put back up right after the hurricane.

Now a company out of Ohio will be hired to replace the rest of the downed and damaged signs in the city.

“It is not over. I want everyone to just keep their hopes up, to keep praying and doing what they’re doing, knowing that it is going to get better,” said Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard.

FEMA will reimburse the city for 75% of the money spent on the project, which will be $725,000.

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