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Leesburg bypass Contract awarded

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LEESBURG, GA (WALB) -

A road project to relieve traffic congestion in downtown Leesburg will start soon. 

The Georgia Department of Transportation recently awarded a contract for construction of the Leesburg North Bypass. 

Pre-construction work will start in the next 60 days.     

City officials say the project will make the area safer.  "This is certainly going to help the conditions in downtown Leesburg and I think it's going to be, make commuting a lot safer for the people that got to the schools and their families," said Bob Alexander City Manager of Leesburg.       

The bypass will be completed in the next two years, but the goal is 18 months.

 

 

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