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Construction on Tifton's 20th Street begins Monday

Hospital officials say drivers shouldn't worry about the construction. (Source:WALB) Hospital officials say drivers shouldn't worry about the construction. (Source:WALB)
Sarah Thompson, VP of Facility Management (Source:WALB) Sarah Thompson, VP of Facility Management (Source:WALB)
TIFTON, GA (WALB) -

Work on Tifton’s 20th Street is expected to begin Monday, September 26, 2016.

It was announced back in July that crews could construct new water lines as well as resurface the road.

The road is a heavily traveled road, especially for those going to the Tift Regional Medical Center.

Hospital officials told WALB News 10 that residents shouldn’t worry, because people will still be able to access the hospital via 20th Street.

Those with the medical center have met with the city and contractor. At least two lanes of traffic along 20th Street will be open at all times.

ESG Operations, the city, and the hospital have worked on routes for EMS and fire services.

Tift Regional’s Vice President of Facility Management Sarah Thompson said, “The improvement will provide a smoother riding surface for our patients and employees to arrive here at the hospital, because the highway is in bad condition right now so it will be much improved.”

Thompson also said that drivers can get to the hospital by using 18th Street as well.

Crews will normally work Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The project should be completed by January 2017.

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