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Construction for new bypass to begin in Leesburg

LEESBURG, GA (WALB) -

Construction is set to begin soon on a road project to redistribute traffic in Leesburg.

Silt fences are now set up along Leslie Highway, at the starting point for the new State Route 195 construction. The north bypass will extend to US 19, where a bridge will be built over the train tracks and roadway.

City officials say the project will bring some much needed relief to traffic around the schools in the area. "It's a good thing that we're having a bridge over the railroad tracks and US 19 because the buses now have a safe route into and out of the school area," said Bob Alexander, City Manager.

The 8 million dollar project is state and federally funded. City leaders are hoping to break ground on Leslie Highway in the next couple of weeks.

It's expected to be complete by the 2016 school year.

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