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Federal aid helps pave Highway 19 and creates work

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Federal money is helping smooth out one of Dougherty County's heavily traveled highways and keep construction companies working.

Reeves Construction is resurfacing 8.3-miles of Highway 19 just north of Procter and Gamble to the Mitchell County line. Crews have finished paving and are now working on ramps and repainting the lines. The work is expected to take another month and is keeping construction workers employed.

"There were some jobs already in the works, but they wouldn't have been working if we hadn't got the money. It's just like this federal aid money, they wouldn't have been working if we didn't get the federal aid money, they might be sitting home. In fact some of these contractors are getting to the point now where they don't have a lot of jobs lined up," said Hoyt Donley, GDOT Engineering Technician.

Motorists should expect delays through the area and are reminded to slow down through all construction zones.


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