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Resident describes effects of Sabal Trail construction

Construction on Nelms Road (source: WALB) Construction on Nelms Road (source: WALB)
Te construction is moving northward in Dougherty County (source: WALB) Te construction is moving northward in Dougherty County (source: WALB)
Allen Lawson (Source: WALB) Allen Lawson (Source: WALB)
DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) -

Construction on the controversial Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline is progressing in southern Dougherty County.

Crews started clearing land for the pipeline off Hancock Road about two weeks ago.

Now they've moved to Nelms Road.

One man who lives on that road tells us the main disruptions are with traffic and construction noise. 

"It was something new because it was really loud," said Allen Lawson. "but as they get further away it gets quieter. But it's progress and things have to be done."

The pipeline will cross 16 roads in Dougherty County.

Crews will progress northward and are expected to work on the Dougherty County section for nearly a year.

We've got a list of those roads where construction will impact traffic here.

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