2010-07-21 / Front Page

GDOT Commissioner Smith announces $53 million for road improvements

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ATLANTA – Georgia DOT Commissioner Vance C. Smith, Jr. announced on July 6, that $53 million was awarded in June for safety, resurfacing and bridge replacement projects throughout Georgia.

“Safety improvements continue to be essential components of the Department’s statewide transportation plan,” said Commissioner Smith. “Commuters need to be assured that the roads they travel and the bridges they cross are well main- tained and replaced when necessary.”

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 travelled 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

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