Commissioner blasts Augusta’s gateways

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AUGUSTA,Ga (WJBF)Augusta commissioner Sean Frantom says the city need to do a better job of rolling  out the welcome mat.

Frantom is complaining about the appearance of the main gateways into the city.

Like along Riverwatch Parkway

The well traveled routes have not been  kept up, there’s overgrown grass, weeds, and litter

He says that makes a terrible first impression.

“”It’s just disappointing to see what so many people see when they come to work in Richmond County,” said Frantom.

Coming out of Columbia county that gateway?”

“That’s one of them highway when I rode there about a month ago there’s a sign and it doesn’t look very good we’re suppose to be the Garden City I think the first thing before we build things is maintain what we have and cleanup what we have,” he said.

City engineers say since many of the gateways are state roads the Georgia D-O-T is often responsible for maintenance, but the plan is to work with the D-O-T to allow the city more access to clean up. Engineers say the new storm water fee will be able to provide funding for any cleanup efforts.

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