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By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

DOUGHERTY COUNTY, GA (WALB) - Leaders throughout south Georgia expanding Highway 133 is vital to the region.

The DOT said the project isn't dead yet.

The transportation department decided to continue to try to come up with money to buy rights of way to four-lane the highway from Albany to Valdosta.

Local elected officials are behind the project they say will be good for economic development.

"If you look at all the other cities along the interstate, Valdosta, Cordele, Warner Robbins, Tifton, those communities are growing because they have access to I-75 for both people and goods," said Gloria Gaines, Dougherty County Commission.

Nearly $15 million has been spent studying and planning the project.

The DOT says there's no money for actual construction.

They hope eventually to complete the project in nine phases,but that would take years.

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