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Lee may get new boat ramp

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -  Lee County could get a new boat ramp along Highway 19 if commissioners approve the measure.

After flooding in 1998, FEMA turned over land near the Kinchafoonee Creek at Highway 19 to the county.

Several years ago the commission agreed to lease the property to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources for construction of a boat ramp along the creek.

The project has been slow to move forward, but now DNR believes they've found money to make it happen. 

"They have a number of priorities that they can do every year and I think that they have whittled down some of their projects and they have indicated to us they are willing to go forward," said Bob Alexander, Lee County Director of Planning and Engineering.

If commissioners approve the proposal tonight the project will be under design next year with construction completed in 2011.

 

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