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PAGE 2-A FIOGANSVILLE FIERALD-~ nu~,',,.'.~-g, ~.~tZ. ,tO, ZUll m m mm If your out-of-county you can buy one subscription and get your friend or family member an in-county subscription for HALF PRICE! Sale Ends Dec. 20 - Don't Miss Itt Continued From Page 1A Along with decreasing homes and businesses. traffic congestion and i Phase One, consisting of enhancing community devel- THEStateofGeorgiapaid two miles inthe middle of the opment, the new road is $5.5 million for right-of-way 6.1 mile road (from Wileyexpected to reduce automo- acquisition, according to Road to 1.3 miles west of Blue bile accidents, according to David Millen of the Georgia John Creek), opened to traf- fic on June 23, 2009. It included construction of a 900-foot-long bridge over Blue John Creek and CSX Railroad tracks, providing access to industrial proper- ty. "Because we phased it and were able to complete the first phase when we did, our community was able to accommodate Sewon, a tier one supplier that demanded quick access to Kia," said Emery. Phase 2Xvo completed the remaining four miles of road- way and included construc- tion of another bridge, this time a 280-foot-long railroad bridge near the Roanoke Road end. BOBBY Carmichael, executive director of LaGrange Industrial Development Authority, terms the new Pegasus Parkway a "significant improvement" for the south side of LaGrange. "It creates an alternate route for industries that serve the Kia plant," Carmichael said. "And it opens up CaUaway South (Industrial Park) real estate for us to show more acreage to prospects, giving us greater development potential." Emery. "WE HAD some bad safe- ty problems at Pegasus Parkway and Whitesville Road and Pegasus and Orchard Hill Road," he said. "Those intersections were operating over capacity, overwhelmed with traffic, and signalization was need- ed." With the new road come new traffic signals at five of the Parkway's nine intersec- tions, including those trouble spots, according to Emery. The remaining four intersec- tions will have stop signs. Tony Richardson, District 3 project manager for the Georgia Department of Transportation, has been on the ground here for four years, daffy overseeing oper- ations of the road construc- tion. "It's good to be able to offer the motorists in and traveling through LaGrange D.O.T, which managed con- struction of the South Loop project. The general contrac- tor for Phase One was E.R. Snell Contractor Inc. of Snellville, and C.W. Matthews Contracting of Marietta was contractor for Phase Two.. Moreland Altobelli, an engi-- neering firm headquartered in Norcross, was the highway designer. "It's been a massive proj- ect," said Emery. "The final- set of plans was huge. Phase, Two construction plans alone- ' were 676 sheets. It boggles' :' the mind." THE DEC. 19 grand open- ing ceremony begins at 10 a.m. and features brief com- ments by Emery, Dobbs,- Millen, Troup County,- Commission Chairman Rick3/ Wolfe, and Tom Moreland of : Moreland Altobelli. The 30-minute program will include music paying a safe route," he said. "We at tribute to Moman, Georgia D.O.T. want to thank everyone for their patience and support during this lengthy project." Before the first shovel touched dirt, rights of way were obtained and 56 parcels of property purchased in order to construct the road, according to Emery who said the route was designed to minimize displacement of whose career included playing gui- tar on, writing songs for, and- producing hit records while ' working with some of the industry's biggest names including Aretha Franklin," Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson. ' Moman will be the fir i to ride the compIeted miles of the new road. Theft Ring Comes to End in Troup County, s!! "He went to Troup County and found out that the women did not have receipts for the items and then took the items to Roses and to Dollar General to be identified and the items did belong to the stores. ......... ",The, items-taken from Roses were valued at over $500 making the case a felony, so the women were charged with one felony count of shoplifting and one misde- meanor count of shoplifting in Manchester. other law enforcement agen- cies other than the felony charge in Troup County and.* - a misdemeanor charge brought by Greenville." Arrested in the case were Coltina Michelle Whitehead, 39, of Pine Mountain nl r OT: ure w er - Ii'6Ie',Delgmon 42,q cha~ges were brought bY' ~ ,aLaC~allge. ....... ".2; WORK)NG HARD FOR We offer our clients Free Estimates, Rapid Refunds, Maximized Refunds, Year Round Service, Audit Assistance, Notary Public, Credit Repair, Document Preparation and much, much more. 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