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DOT Deals Pave Way for Repairs; Southeast Georgia Will See a Number of Roads Resurfaced from $29 Million in Contracts

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

DOT Deals Pave Way for Repairs; Southeast Georgia Will See a Number of Roads Resurfaced from $29 Million in Contracts

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Byline: TERRY DICKSON

BRUNSWICK - Some Southeast Georgia cities and counties will enjoy some smoother rides as a result of some year-end contracts that the Georgia Department of Transportation awarded.

The DOT announced Monday that the $29 million in contracts it awarded last week included dozens of small road projects that will resurface city streets and county roads.

Among the largest is $495,808 to resurface a combined 8.4 miles of Post Road and Walter Griffis Road in rural Wayne County.

"That road is getting in bad shape,'' Wayne County Manager Mike Deal said. "It's really a boost to us.''

Some of the larger projects in middle Georgia will be financed with the last of Georgia's share of so-called stimulus funds form the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. To date, the DOT has used $788 million in stimulus funds to pay for 274 projects, DOT spokesman David Spears said in a release.

In another year in which Georgia is trying to climb out of a revenue shortfall, Deal said he is glad the get the funding since the state no longer has its Local Assistance Road Paving program. …

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