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$78 million awarded for widening and resurfacing projects in Ga

Press Release

ATLANTA, GA – Georgia DOT Commissioner Vance C. Smith, Jr. today announced that $78 million was awarded in December for widening and resurfacing projects throughout Georgia.

The awards included 72 projects, valued at $75 million, funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) federal stimulus program.

"With these December projects, the Georgia DOT has now awarded more than 200 stimulus projects valued at nearly $600 million," Smith said. "The federal stimulus program is enabling the Department to continue funding important capital projects throughout the state. These projects improve connectivity for residents, improve safety and promote economic development in communities hard hit by the economy."

Information regarding all projects awarded in December may be found at http://tomcat2.dot.state.ga.us/ContractsAdministration/uploads/A091211.pdf

The Georgia DOT maintains 18,000 state highways and interstates miles or 15.5 percent of the 116,000 miles of public roads in Georgia. These state highways and interstates carry 63 percent of the total vehicle miles traveled statewide.  Due to the dedication of Georgia DOT employees, Georgia's highways have consistently been rated among the nation's best maintained highways.

The Georgia Department of Transportation is committed to providing a safe, seamless and sustainable transportation system that supports Georgia's economy and is sensitive to both its citizens and its environment. Additional transportation revenues are imperative to grow and sustain Georgia's economic vitality and quality of life through the 21st Century.  Georgia is the 3rd fastest-growing state in the nation, yet 49th in per capita spending on transportation.  For general information on the Georgia DOT, please visit our Web site (www.dot.ga.gov).

Source: Georgia Department of Transportation

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