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TIFT CO., GA (WALB) -

Tift County leaders are standing behind residents who are against a proposed bypass through their neighborhoods.

Commissioners wrote a letter to the Georgia Department of Transportation, saying they do not support the proposed bypass route on Carpenter Road on the southwest side of town. Some residents say a highway near their neighborhood would hurt their quality of life.

"That's not to say we wouldn't entertain other alternatives, but not the Carpenter Road route. And after some discussions with DOT, I think they agree, with all the push back we've had," said Jim Carter, the Tift County manager.

DOT officials have been conducting a study for several years, trying to find the best place for the bypass to help decrease truck traffic on U-S 82 through Tifton.

The Department of Transportation is holding a public meeting on August 22nd from 5pm to 7pm at Moultrie Technical College.

 

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