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Atlanta voters approve $250 million bond package
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ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta voters have approved a $250 million bond package aimed at fixing aging infrastructure such as roads, bridges, sidewalks and buildings.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports ( that the measures were approved Tuesday by a margin of about nine to one.

Nearly 21,000 voters -- fewer than 10 percent of eligible voters -- went to the polls.

The first bond, worth $188 million, will fund transportation projects such as bike lanes and streets.

The second bond, about $64 million, will fund municipal buildings and recreation centers.

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said construction work could get underway by late June on the most urgent and widely supported projects: traffic light synchronization and bridge repair.