TIFTON, GA (WALB) - People in Tifton will be happy to know their SPLOST money is going toward a project residents have wanted for a long time.
20th street is one of the main roadways that runs into the city of Tifton. It serves as an avenue for resident neighborhoods, hospitals, and schools.
The road still needs some work, and it's about to get it in a major way.
Construction on the project, estimated at about $2.6 million, will start in August and is funded by SPLOST money.
While the asphalt is torn up, the city will also be replacing the water lines.
The project director said he's happy the project is now going to be a reality.
"It's just a really worth while project," said Pete Pyrzenski, ESG Project Director. "The number of cars that go on this particular street each and every day will certainly be well worth it. It will be a smooth ride, knowing that the top is done and beneath the ground, too."
The construction is being overseen by the ESG Company.