Leesburg bypass Contract awarded - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Leesburg bypass Contract awarded

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Tifton schools get renovations

    Tifton schools get renovations

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:10 AM EDT2014-07-24 15:10:57 GMT
    Eighth Street Middle School has new ceilings and renovated hallways, and  Matt Wilson is getting improvements too.More >>
    Eighth Street Middle School has new ceilings and renovated hallways, and  Matt Wilson is getting improvements too.More >>
  • 9-year-old raises funds for Flint RiverQuarium

    9-year-old raises funds for Flint RiverQuarium

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:30 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:30:46 GMT
    The Flint RiverQuarium has more funds for feeding its animals thanks to the efforts of one 9-year-old girl.More >>
    The Flint RiverQuarium has more funds for feeding its animals thanks to the efforts of one 9-year-old girl.More >>
  • Metro Albany's jobless rate climbs .3%

    Metro Albany's jobless rate climbs .3%

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:54 AM EDT2014-07-24 12:54:21 GMT
    Information from The Georgia Department of Labor- The Georgia Department of Labor says Metro Albany's unemployment rate increased to 8.7 percent in June, up three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4More >>
    The rate increased because of seasonal factors, such as the summer job loss among non-contract school workers and temporary layoffs, primarily in manufacturing. There were 60,500 jobs in Albany in June, down by 300, or 0.5 percent, from 60,800 in May. Most of the loss came in state government and the service-related industries.More >>
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.

 

 

Copyright 2014 WALB.  All rights reserved.