City works on transportation upgrades for Walesboro

Columbus city officials are considering ways to improve transportation at the Walesboro-area industrial parks on the south side of Columbus.

Mayor Jim Lienhoop says the city is considering new stoplights along State Road 58 at the interchanges with I-65, on International Drive and on Old Lane Drive.

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And the city is looking into a new bus route that would serve the factories in the industrial parks, That will be part of upcoming budget planning.

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In addition to efforts to give money to Bartholomew Consolidated schools to help educate the workforce, the mayor said the goal is to help industry in the area retain and recruit workers:

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