Byron receives $374,377 grant to benefit new hospital

Staff reportMay 22, 2013 

The city of Byron has received a $374,377 grant to help with public road and sewer system improvements in relation to Peach County’s new hospital.

The grant is funded by the state Department of Community Affairs’ Employment Incentive Program under the Community Development Block Grant Program for Non-Entitlement Communities, according to a Central Georgia Health System news release.

It will be used to add deceleration and left-hand turn lanes to the Ga. 247 Connector at The Medical Center of Peach County and extend a sanitary sewer line west to serve the new hospital, located at 1960 Ga. 247 Connector in Byron, the release states.

“This grant has made a large impact on the new hospital by providing the funding for much of the needed roadway and sewer line infrastructure at the construction site. For this, we are very grateful,” Peach County Commissioner Martin Moseley said in the release.

The new $28 million facility will replace Peach Regional Medical Center in Fort Valley. It is expected to open to patients in July.

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