ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany City Commissioners give the go-ahead for a million dollar project to expand city utilities and recreation opportunities.
Tuesday night, they approved buying 13.6-miles of former railroad tracks from South Georgia Rails to Trails.
It will allow the Albany Utility Board to expand services to new customers in Dougherty, Lee, and Terrell Counties.
The city will also turn the property into a walking and biking trail from Radium Springs Road to Sasser.
Nature lovers are excited.
"Yeah, absolutely. Because I'm just getting over a little knee injury and I'm starting back to get back into the routine of working out, so yeah,” said Calvin Solomon Resident.
The 5-year project will cost between 1-million and 1.5-million dollars.
Construction could start within 30-days.