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Construction will begin soon on 'Welcome to Albany' signs

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By  Stephanie Springer  - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –You'll soon will see new 'Welcome to Albany' signs on many of the main entrances into the city.

Grant money from the Department of Transportation's GATEway Grant program will go towards the signs.

The GATEway Grants assist communities in their efforts to beautify roadsides along state routes.

Judy Bowles, director of keep Albany-Dougherty county beautiful says their office originally applied for a $900,000 dollar grant which would pay for seven entrances.

But since they only got $372,000 thousand they will put the signs at four entrances.

One sign when you come in from Dawson, one as you come in from Leesburg, one on Sylvester Road and one by the airport

"If we look inviting and we look like we have pride and we've got flowers blooming and no graffiti we looking inviting to other businesses to come in," said Judy Bowles, of Keep Albany-Dougherty County Beautiful.

They are hopefully they will start the construction process in early 2011.

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