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07/26/05

Historic Road to Be Paved

History and progress go head to head on the Old Augusta Road in Effingham County, but in the end it looks like both sides win.

Residents who live and work along this unpaved road say their cars take a major beating. Back in the 1700s, George Washington traveled this corridor so it's deemed a historical landmark, but that's hampered attempts to pave it.

Now the state and the county have teamed up make it a two-lane paved road, starting as early as this December.

As for its history, the county will set aside and preserve a thousand feet of the Old Augusta Road to commemorate George Washington's travel there.

Reported by: Sonny Dixon, sonnyd@wtoc.com

 

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