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Road improvement projects get "green-light"

By Kimberly Page - bio | email

LEE COUNTY, GA (WALB) - Lee County leaders came up with a priority list of roads that need work.

Tuesday night, they decided they can only afford to go ahead with a couple of those projects right now.

Commissioners decided to resurface several roads in the Quail Pines subdivision.  They also approved repaving Old Smithville Road.

They'll use about $860,000 in sales tax money for the work.

"Old Smithville Road is a main road that people from Americus seem to travel and a lot of Lee County citizens. People going back and forth from Georgia Southwestern college travel it, and it's in such bad shape now," said Lee County Commissioner Dennis Roland.

Commissioners hope work will begin in the next 60 days. 

They put other projects on their list on hold until they know whether they'll get any federal stimulus money for the work.

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