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Bids collected for T'ville spillway repairs

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - Thomasville officials have finally collected bids on a project to repair the spillway at Cherokee Lake.

For months the collapsed spillway has been an eye sore, an inconvenience, and a danger. Two months ago a girl had to be rescued from the mud.

The bids will be opened tomorrow at the city engineers office and a contractor hired soon after. Visitors to the park say the damages have hindered their daily routines. "We love to come out here, my friend and I, and we take complete walks around the park and now we're only taking halfway around," said Park Visitor Maggie Scruggs.

The spillway collapsed because of years of erosion and flooding. Officials say once construction begins, the new structure will take three weeks to a month to build.

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