Lee may get new boat ramp - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Lee may get new boat ramp

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Tifton schools get renovations

    Tifton schools get renovations

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:10 AM EDT2014-07-24 15:10:57 GMT
    Eighth Street Middle School has new ceilings and renovated hallways, and  Matt Wilson is getting improvements too.More >>
    Eighth Street Middle School has new ceilings and renovated hallways, and  Matt Wilson is getting improvements too.More >>
  • 9-year-old raises funds for Flint RiverQuarium

    9-year-old raises funds for Flint RiverQuarium

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:30 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:30:46 GMT
    The Flint RiverQuarium has more funds for feeding its animals thanks to the efforts of one 9-year-old girl.More >>
    The Flint RiverQuarium has more funds for feeding its animals thanks to the efforts of one 9-year-old girl.More >>
  • Metro Albany's jobless rate climbs .3%

    Metro Albany's jobless rate climbs .3%

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:54 AM EDT2014-07-24 12:54:21 GMT
    Information from The Georgia Department of Labor- The Georgia Department of Labor says Metro Albany's unemployment rate increased to 8.7 percent in June, up three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4More >>
    The rate increased because of seasonal factors, such as the summer job loss among non-contract school workers and temporary layoffs, primarily in manufacturing. There were 60,500 jobs in Albany in June, down by 300, or 0.5 percent, from 60,800 in May. Most of the loss came in state government and the service-related industries.More >>

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

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.

 

©2009 WALB News. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.  Feedback