Associated Press News Release
COLQUITT, Ga. (AP) -- Georgia Department of Transportation officials say they've approved a contract to make seven roads in rural Miller County safer.
Officials said Monday that the more than $127,000 project will include repainting worn down yellow and white lane markers, raising pavement markers and installing highly reflective signs throughout the county about 50 miles southwest of Albany.
Vice Chairman of the county's board of commissioners, Allen Worsley, says the projects wouldn't have been possible without help from the state Department of Transportation because the county couldn't afford funding the road maintenance.
Department of Transportation officials say rural counties usually have more state and county two-way roads, which are the state's most accident prone.
GDOT officials say similar roadwork in Athens-Clarke County reduced crashes by 43 percent.