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City Council approved to build conveyor system over Fortson Road

COLUMBUS, GA (WXTX) – City Council approved a conveyor system to go over Fortson Road at Tuesday meeting.

Vulcan Materials, a quarry company, was granted the right to build an overhead conveyor to transport rocks, gravel and other materials from a quarry site east of Fortson Road, near Vulcan Plant Road, to its plant on the west side of the road.  

The conveyor system will be fully enclosed over the road and eliminate the need for trucks to go across Fortson Road several times a day.

"We think that it is a safer alternative than the alternative of driving truck back and forth across the road," says Jimmy Fleming with Vulcan Materials.

The conveyor system should all be in place by fall of 2013.

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