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Agencies seek to keep kudzu from their roads
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If you’ve been wondering about something in your community, Ask The Times is your place to get answers. The following question was submitted by a reader and answered through the efforts of our news staff.

What is being done to protect plants from kudzu along rights of way in South Hall?

Both Hall County government and the Georgia Department of Transportation spray the areas on their rights of way, which include the roads and shoulders owned by those entities.

Hall County spokeswoman Katie Crumley said the county’s road crews spray areas they know won’t be cut for a while. Otherwise, they cut the grass in the county’s rights of way, including where there’s kudzu.

DOT spokeswoman Katie Strickland said the agency maintains its rights of way through herbicides that manage vegetation and keep state routes safe for drivers. She said if there’s an area that concerns drivers, they can call DOT at 770-531-5721 and ask the agency to take a look at that spot.

Both Crumley and Strickland said areas beyond the rights of way are private property.

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