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Lee Co. leaders fix dangerous boat ramps

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LEE CO., GA (WALB) -

Lee County leaders are working to fix several of its boat ramps. 

Because they've seen an increase in kayakers and canoers on the Kinchafoonee and Muckalee Creeks, Lee County officials are working to enhance the ramps.

Public Works crews started on the steep ramp on Highway 32 this week.

They are widening the ramp and making it safer for people to pull out on the road.

Some complained they were afraid of pulling out in front of traffic in fear of causing a crash.

"We understand that, and our safety comes first. And when we had these heavy rains come in it basically washed out our shoulder. And it kind of, this is another outlet for us to get in and have the canoes and kayakers come in so we want to make it right for them," explained Co-Manager Mike Sistrunk. 

Sistrunk said they're working on other ramp locations like Sandy Beach near Century Road and the one near 32 East.

Sutton Landing will soon be getting a new boat ramp thanks to the Department of Natural Resources. 

Construction for that project will start at the end of the year. 

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