ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Dougherty County's Commissioners gave the go-ahead for the pathway from Albany State to downtown.
They approved re-allocating money from the SPLOST V penny tax to help pave a trail connecting ASU to downtown Albany.
It's a project that supporters have longed for, making it easier for students to access downtown, and help boost economic growth.
The University System of Georgia's Board of Regents will give $750,000 toward the $1.7 million project.
The county is funding the rest with money that wasn't used from SPLOST V.
"In conducting a review of our books, we found these completed projects that are done, and now we are applying those (extra) funds in a strategic way," said Commission Chairman Chris Cohilas.
The trail will connect Albany State to downtown via the Broad Avenue Bridge.
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