The Buck Starts Here, Stimulus Money to Improve Local Roads

By Andrew Wittenberg  - bio | email

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -Tired of those pesky potholes or a tricky turn in the road?

The Georgia Department of Transportation wants you to know help is on the way for the "Peach State."

A new website details a list of road and bridge improvement projects in Georgia, funded by $512 million of Federal stimulus money.

"Stimulus money going anywhere in the country right now is a good thing," said one Columbus driver.

One of the first projects slated for stimulus money in Muscogee County is a street-scape project here on Veteran's Parkway.

Another is at the interchange of Interstate 185 and Victory Drive. In all, the Department of Transportation is required to have 326 billion dollars allocated by June.

But you'll start seeing the rubber meet the road in April for projects locally.

It's phase one of the Georgia Highway and Bridge project list.

Help is on the way for six other counties in this area.

Harris, Marion, Schley, Sumter and Quitman counties all stand to see road improvements by way of economic stimulus money.