Augusta gets grant for beautification

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The city of Augusta will receive a $50,000 GATEway Grant from the Georgia Department of Transportation that will be used to beautify the right-of-way at Doug Barnard Parkway and Lock and Dam Road in front of the city's Messerly Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Mayor Deke Copenhaver said the grant-funded improvements will be coupled with a similar project in front the the plant, but outside the right-of-way, to give the area an improved appearance.

The Transportation Department's GATEway program uses revenue collected from vegetation removal in front of outdoor advertising signs to improve roadside landscapes. During 2009, such grants to local governments totaled $1,324,942.

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mike71345
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mike71345 05/26/10 - 03:52 am
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And continuing down Doug

And continuing down Doug Barnard Parkway toward Augusta is ..... X-Mart! Yes, the dirty book store the city is paying half a million dollars to because the city felt its location ruined a "gateway" to Augusta. Doesn't quite seem to balance out....

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DAMY46 05/26/10 - 04:15 am
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Another waste of taxpayers

Another waste of taxpayers money.....

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Augusta resident 05/26/10 - 04:50 am
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Why can't those who make

Why can't those who make money from advertising signs cut their own grass? I have to cut my grass.

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Painter 05/26/10 - 11:32 am
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mike71345, The pron store in

mike71345, The pron store in North Augusta is the the most well kept landscape on Hwy 1. No one complains and no one causes any trouble.

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