22 miles of Dougherty Co. rural roads to be made safer for drivers

22 miles of Dougherty Co. rural roads to be made safer for drivers
Road striping will be done on more than 22 miles of Dougherty County roads.

DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) - More than 22 miles of Dougherty County roads will undergo a make-over, making them safer to drive on.

The lines on the roads will be repainted with reflective paint and reflectors will be added or replaced.

Many of these are rural roads that are hard to see at night, which can make it very unsafe for drivers.

Dougherty County Public Works was awarded a grant from the Georgia Department of Transportation to do the $80,000 project.

“Well I think as the population gets older, sometimes eyesight can start to decrease. Traveling at night, it’s highly important to be able to see what’s ahead. And this reflectivity in the new paint will help that in these targeted roads we have,” said Public Works Director Larry Cook.

The project should start in the next three to four months.

Below is a list of the work that is scheduled to be completed:

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