‘I just thank God that it’s getting done’: Dougherty Co. breaks ground on alley paving projects

Updated: Dec. 1, 2020 at 6:46 PM EST
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ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - People living near Radium Springs Elementary School might have to avoid alleys soon, because they are being paved. And residents say they are very happy.

On Tuesday, Dougherty County Commissioners, staff and residents broke ground at the intersection of Redbud and Regina roads.

The alley paving is being paid for by T-SPLOST dollars.

And while the county was breaking ground in one part of the neighborhood, on Poinciana Avenue, the county’s public works was already hard at work pushing dirt.

Commissioner Victor Edwards and three other residents have been spearheading the efforts to get...
Commissioner Victor Edwards and three other residents have been spearheading the efforts to get the alleys paved since 2017.(WALB)

Commissioner Victor Edwards lives in the area.

He and three other residents have been spearheading the efforts to get these alleys paved since 2017.

“You know, my wife, the dust from the alley, especially when it’s dry for a few days, the dust comes up there and she couldn’t hardly be outside but just for a little while. And then I would have to deal with her all night, sneezing and carrying on. So, I am so grateful to the commission and everyone involved for helping to get it done. And I just thank God that it’s getting done,” said Freddie Holsey, one of the residents who requested the paving.

T-SPLOST was approved by Dougherty County voters back in 2018.

County officials said they will continue to pave alleys as more sales tax dollars become available.

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