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August 6, 2004

Valdosta - It seems everywhere you turn in Valdosta, there's some sort of road construction. "We've made a lot of progress and we're forward thinking," said City Engineer Von Shipman.

But there's still a lot more that needs to be done in the city and county. "We have about 280 miles of unpaved roads, we have some four laning projects we want, we have a bridge that's been out for more than 10 years," said County Commissioner Rod Casey.

And what better way to get those improvements done than to bring down the man who makes the decisions. "Hopefully with his visit and encouragement supporting these projects, we'll see some of them materialize much quicker," said Shipman.

D.O.T. Commissioner Harold Linnenkohl is getting an up close look at Valdosta and Lowndes County's transportation wish list. "When they come to Atlanta to talk to me about funding, then it allows me to know first hand what they're talking about," said Linnenkohl.

City and county leaders say projects like building overpasses and paving roads are a must as this area continues to expand. "Lowndes County has grown 21 percent in the last 10 years," said Casey.

And because of advancements we've already made, this area will stick out in the commissioner's mind when it's time for approval on D.O.T. projects.

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