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Valdosta utilities department preparing for upcoming road improvement projects

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Two road improvement projects in South Valdosta are now one step closer to getting underway.

The utilities department began installing water valves to the water lines along South Troup Street Wednesday between East Hill Avenue and Griffin Avenue. The valves will allow crews to be able to shut off water to certain sections during construction instead of having to shut off water to the whole street.

It's an important step to beginning the Martin Luther King corridor and South Troup Street improvement projects.

"What that is," said David Frost, Valdosta's assistant utilities director, "is they're goin' in and doin' road improvements, curb gutter improvements, installing sidewalks to some areas, and also improvement to storm drainage systems in that area."

The water valve installation will continue through Friday, but there's no timeline yet for when the road improvements will begin.

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