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Major road project takes a step forward

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LEESBURG, GA (WALB) -

Lee County Commissioners are close to approving a route for a major road project that will connect the east and west parts of the county.

Tuesday night, they heard from Georgia Tech engineers who studied several routes for the Forrester Parkway Extension. They recommended expanding Glendale Road as part of the project.

Over the next 30 days, commissioners will get public input on the plan. Chairman Rick Muggridge said, "We're gonna hear from the public as much as we can, have a public forum with some of the residents of Glendale that happens to be in the district that I represent and hear directly from those residents and hopefully finalize the route at the end of May."

When the project is finished, there will be a 10-mile road going from Philema Road to Highway 82.

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