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Forrester Parkway Extension is one step closer to becoming a reality

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Lee County officials are a step closer to starting the first phase of construction on the long-awaited Forrester Parkway Extension.

County Commissioners chose Oxford Construction to handle the project.

Commissioner Rick Muggridge said when the road is finished it will connect the east and west sides of the county which will be more convenient for first responders.

"Well it will tie the community that is centered around U.S. 82 to the community that is centered around U.S. 19, it will complete Forrester Parkway, it will take us from the east side of the county to the west side of the county on one single roadway,” said Rick Muggridge, Lee County Chairman.

Muggridge said they'll do the 7.7-million dollar project in several phases and will not have to borrow any money.

Phase one will cost about $800,000.

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