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Georgia agency awards $79M in contracts for road projects

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Department of Transportation is spending $79 million to resurface worn stretches of highway, build and repair bridges and make intersections safer on state highways.

The state DOT awarded contracts on 16 total projects at the end of December.

The largest contract is for a $30.9 million project to resurface nearly 26 miles (42 kilometers) of Interstate 85 spanning from the Georgia-Alabama state line to Highway 219 south of LaGrange. Another 10 resurfacing contracts worth $34 million were also awarded.

The agency is spending another $12.5 million on Georgia bridges, including $2.85 million to build a new bridge over the Oconee River in Jackson County.

Another $2 million was awarded for safety improvements multiple to highway intersections in DeKalb and Fulton counties.

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