City of Valdosta installing sidewalks on Oak Street - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

City of Valdosta installing sidewalks on Oak Street

Posted: Updated:
Construction equipment on North Oak Street near Georgia Avenue where the sidewalk is being put in Construction equipment on North Oak Street near Georgia Avenue where the sidewalk is being put in
Traffic traveling through the sidewalk construction zone on North Oak Street Traffic traveling through the sidewalk construction zone on North Oak Street
Patrick Collins Patrick Collins
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Americus student honored in statewide design contest

    Americus student honored in statewide design contest

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:59 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:59:05 GMT
    Indira Zelaya, a fourth grader from Sarah Cobb Elementary School in Americus, was honored in Atlanta recently for her artwork supporting Georgia's manufacturing industry.  She was nominated by South GeorgiaMore >>
    Indira Zelaya, a fourth grader from Sarah Cobb Elementary School in Americus, was honored in Atlanta recently for her artwork supporting Georgia's manufacturing industry.  She was nominated by South Georgia Technical College.More >>
  • Swimming pool destroyed after storm

    Swimming pool destroyed after storm

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:32 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:32:11 GMT
    An Albany man arrived home to find his pool completely destroyed. He's not sure what happened, but the wall caved in and the concrete cracked. He says he's had the siding redone several times.More >>
    An Albany man arrived home to find his pool completely destroyed. He's not sure what happened, but the wall caved in and the concrete cracked. More >>
  • Manhole overflowing at Lenox Dr. and W. Oglethrope

    Manhole overflowing at Lenox Dr. and W. Oglethrope

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:24 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:24:01 GMT
    Be careful if your traveling near the intersection of Lennox Drive and West Oglethrope Ave. A manhole is overflowing releasing nearly 25 gallons of water a minute. City officials says the undergroundMore >>
    Be careful if your traveling near the intersection of Lennox Drive and West Oglethrope Ave. A manhole is overflowing releasing nearly 25 gallons of water a minute. More >>
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

A busy street in Valdosta is getting some more sidewalks.

The city is installing sidewalks on the section of North Oak Street between Alden Avenue and Georgia Avenue. The lanes on North Oak Street will be shifted during the construction.

The city's engineer says the sidewalks are a welcome site for most residents.

"Generally speaking, most citizens welcome the idea of having the sidewalks," said Patrick Collins, Valdosta City Engineer. "There's always some inconvenience associated with having construction go along the front of your property, but for the most part they absolutely love 'em."

Collins said this project is part of a much bigger plan to make Valdosta a better, safer place to live.

"This is part of a master plan that was put out back in the 1990's and we've been working do develop these projects as SPLOST money allows," explained Collins.

"This past year, the city dedicated over $1.4 million to sidewalks," Collins added.

That money covers 14 sidewalk projects, nine of which have already been completed.

Construction of the sidewalk is expected to be completed by the end of March.

Copyright 2014 WALB.  All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow