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Bypass construction expected to cause delays as school begins

City officials put out an early warning to drivers as  road projects are expected to cause traffic delays when the school year begins. City officials put out an early warning to drivers as road projects are expected to cause traffic delays when the school year begins.
They confirmed construction of the north bypass project is ahead of schedule, but it won't be finished until 2016. They confirmed construction of the north bypass project is ahead of schedule, but it won't be finished until 2016.
Mayor Jim Quinn Mayor Jim Quinn
LEESBURG, GA (WALB) -

City officials put out an early warning to drivers as  road projects are expected to cause traffic delays when the school year begins.

They confirmed construction of the north bypass project is ahead of schedule, but it won't be finished until 2016.

Water mains are being relocated under the sidewalks on Walnut Street and may not be finished by the first day of school.

"Oh my gosh, the construction in Leesburg is crazy right now," said Mayor Jim Quinn. "On Walnut Street, we've got them tearing up sidewalks, tearing the roads up. [They're getting] ready to tear the water tower down, build a new water tower. We've got a lot of construction going on, and it's just slow down and wait."

On the north bypass, final stages of the utility relocation are underway, and contractors hope to start paving by the end of the month.

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