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GA Governor Announces $10 Billion Transportation Plan

 Georgia Governor Nathan Deal releases details of 10-year transportation investment plan to be financed by a $900 million funding bill passed in 2015.

January 14, 2016

The state's just announced plan includes an 18-month project list of road and bridge repairs projected to cost $2.2 billion. Georgia Commissioner of transportation, Russell McMurry, said the 18-month project list details resurfacing 2,500 miles of road, replacing 118 deteriorating bridges, and repairing 300 more bridges.

The Georgia DOT plans to draw upon its recent experience with projects built and financed through public-private partnerships to add express lanes to the top end of Interstate 285 and Georgia 400, add lanes to I-85 northeast of Atlanta, and build truck-only lanes on I-75 from Macon north to McDonough, GA. McMurry said, "Our first priority is to take care of the existing transportation system." New construction, including interstate express lanes and improvements at interstate interchanges across metro Atlanta, will come later.

Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle, Georgia Department of Transportation

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