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Albany gateways are getting a facelift.

Keep Albany Dougherty Beautiful got a state grant for almost $373,000 to pay for part of a gateway beautification project.

The city must pick up 20% of the tab.

New welcome signs will be 15-feet by 30-feet.

Improved landscaping will also welcome people coming into Albany from four locations, the Liberty Expressway interchange with Dawson Road, Sylvester Road and Clark Avenue, Newton Road at the airport, and the Expressway and Slappey Boulevard.

"If we look attractive and we are clean and we have no litter and no graffiti and we look good, it gives that great first impression and you have less than thirty seconds to make that first impression and that first impression never leaves." says Judy Bowles, Keep Albany/Dougherty Beautiful Executive Director.

Construction started three weeks ago.

Work should be complete in the next couple of months.

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