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Paving the way for the Marine Base

March 10, 2003

Albany - Improving a South Georgia highway may help keep the Albany Marine Base alive. Highway 133 is a vital connector between Albany and Valdosta. The Marine Base uses the road to deliver military equipment to the sea port at Blount Island in Jacksonville.

On Monday, Dougherty County commissioners agreed to write a letter to the Department of Transportation asking for $55,000,000 to improve the highway.

"In a time when the federal government is looking to close 25% of the country's military bases, anything Dougherty County can do to improve the efficiency and necessity of the Marine Base is a plus," said Chairman Jeff Sinyard.

Sinyard also says the widening of Highway 133 will bring more businesses and jobs to the area.

Posted at 5:00PM by kathryn.murchison@walb.com