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Dirt road repairs in Colquitt County

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Edward Warren Road is being repaired due to heavy rainfall Edward Warren Road is being repaired due to heavy rainfall
Drainage pipes are being replaced on Edward Warren Road Drainage pipes are being replaced on Edward Warren Road
County Administrator Mike Stewart says Edward Warren Road will be complete before school starts County Administrator Mike Stewart says Edward Warren Road will be complete before school starts
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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

This year's relentless rain is wreaking havoc on many dirt roads in South Georgia. Crews in Colquitt County are busy making repairs. They hope to have all the washouts and damage repaired before school starts so school buses can drive safely on the roads. 

 If you're driving along this long dirt road in Colquitt County, you'll be stopped by a number of road closure signs telling you to turn around.

"Edward Warren Road is a dirt road where we had four runs of 48 inch metal pipe and that pipe just really rusted out and got washed out with all of the rain, but we are replacing that with concrete pipe," said Interim Colquitt County Administrator Mike Stewart.

Repair crews started working on both Edward Warren Road and Hopewell Church Road a few weeks ago following heavy rain. The county has gotten about 44 inches of rain this year.

"The drainage was not able to accommodate the excess rainfall so it was an issue that became apparent when they washed out," said Stewart.

Stewart says this is an issue they've always been prepared for.

"It's something that we budget for every year so we're making accommodations for that," said Stewart. "We'll make adjustments throughout the year."

Stewart says county repair crews have been working swiftly to complete the roads and keep drivers safe through proper signs on the road.

"All of our roads are passable and they are all safe," said Stewart. "They may not be in the condition that we would like to have them in but people can get back and forth on them."

The paving of Hopewell Church Road has been complete for over a week. Stewart says that Edward Warren Road will be reopened before school starts August 7th. County officials say if drivers see roads that need to be repaired they should call the Colquitt County Annex Building at 229-616-7404.

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