ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Nearly a year and a half after construction was scheduled to begin, Dougherty County is finally moving ahead on a new public works facility.
Bids for the new building were put on hold while the county re-organized its small business office. A new policy is now in place and Wednesday, county commissioners accepted a bid of $730,988 to build a new 7,000 square foot facility which will house the administrative offices of public works.
Public Works Director Larry Cook said, "We're going to about a 7,000 square foot facility. Right now we're in about a 2,000 square foot facility and our engineering department will have more room to store important documents and keep those documents safe."
The new building should take about seven months to construct. LRA Construction out of Albany was awarded the bid for the project.