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GDOT approves $102M in roadwork
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GDOT approves $102M in roadwork

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Transportation on Friday approved more than $102 million in 25 new transportation infrastructure improvement and maintenance projects across the state.

"These projects are spread across our state and each one makes an important improvement to the capacity, safety or general condition of our highway system," GDOT Commissioner Vance C. Smith Jr. "And just as, if not more, important, they put millions of dollars into our economy and provide jobs for Georgians."

One of the big projects is in Rome, while another involves highways in Metro Atlanta:

* In Floyd County, $42.6 million will go toward widening 5.5 miles of the West Rome Bypass from south of the Coosa River to north of State Route 20. Ten new bridges will also be constructed in that corridor.

* Tyrone-based Massana Construction, Inc. was awarded $3.5 to perform rehabilitation work on several Interstate 285 and 75 bridges in DeKalb and Fulton counties.

GDOT will provide information on construction and lane closure schedules for these projects in the coming weeks.

"With these projects, we have -- just this summer -- authorized more than $370 million in improvements to our transportation system," Smith said. "And we expect to approve another $100 million in new work at the end of this month."

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