Colquitt Co. residents want Highway 133 widened

Colquitt Co. residents want Highway 133 widened

COLQUITT CO., GA (WALB) - More than one hundred Colquitt County residents attended a public information open house Monday night on the proposed widening of Highway 133.

They got to ask Georgia D.O.T officials questions about the project that would 4-lane 32-miles of the highway from Albany to Moultrie.

The projected construction date for this section is 2020 at an estimated cost of 153-million dollars.

"State route 133 is a major North-South Corridor it's also the Governor's Road improvement program. Obviously people move up and down this road it's important for moving commercial goods. It's important for moving agricultural goods, so it's a major route," said Nita Birmingham, GDOT SW Communications.

Crews are currently working on the highway on the southeast side of Moultrie and in Brooks County.

That phase should be finished next year.

Another hearing on the project will be held tomorrow from 4 to 7 at Okapilco Elementary School in Moultrie.

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