Crews begin work on final phase of Sylvester streetscape project

Crews begin work on final phase of Sylvester streetscape project
(Source: WALB)
The streetscape additions include sidewalks, side parking and curbs. (Source: WALB)
The streetscape additions include sidewalks, side parking and curbs. (Source: WALB)
Sylvester Mayor Bill Yearta (Source: WALB)
Sylvester Mayor Bill Yearta (Source: WALB)

SYLVESTER, GA (WALB) - Construction crews have started work on the final phase of a project to improve a historic street in Sylvester.

The Isabella Street Project started a couple years ago.

The streetscape additions include sidewalks, side parking and curbs.

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Mayor Bill Yearta said Friday that crews started work on North Isabella Street between Eldridge Street and King Street a couple weeks ago.

He said he hopes it will give people a safer place to exercise and enjoy the area.

"A lot of people walk on that street. It's an historic street with a lot of historic houses," explained Yearta. "It's a great place for people to get out and walk and exercise, and they don't have to walk in the street anymore."

The project costs a little over $1 million and grants helped pay for some of that.

Yearta said crews should finish the final phase in the next 30 to 60 days.

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