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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A lack of sales tax dollars will leave several Albany SPLOST projects incomplete until funding is available.

Projects like the pedestrian bridge that would have connected the walking trail that ends at Cleve Cox's landing to the Parks at Chehaw have been placed on hold until funding becomes available.

Assistant City Manager Wes Smith says bonds that were floated in advance of the money coming in are due by summer and with the rough economy not as much money was generated for the projects.

Other projects like the Holloway Basin that would improve the city's sewer system are above the bridge to receive funding. "As it relates to Holloway Basin, there's actually a $100 million of total work that could be done up there over the years or other storm sanitary projects," said Assistant City Manager Wes Smith.

Smith said the pedestrian bridge project will be completed once funding is available.

Other programs that didn't get money include police communications, road projects and traffic signals.

The one project that will get money this year is the Gordon Softball Complex.

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