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City workers to line alleys with crushed asphalt

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Some Albany residents will soon have improved alleys behind their homes.

Commissioners approved money to finish a project to line 40 dirt alleys with crushed asphalt.

The city has a lot of alleys and paving is expensive, so the city has experimented with crushed asphalt in the last few years.

"It was a lot better than what they had in the past with the dirt, we have drainage issues and we spend a lot of money grading alleys after rains where they wash out and that sort of thing so this helps us with that maintenance cost," says Assistant City Manager Wes Smith.

 They have 10 alleys left to pave.The next scheduled alley is in the 1600 block of West Waddell.

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