Georgia stimulus money planned for local road resurfacing work

Nearly $6.2 million in economic stimulus funds will be used to resurface parts of Deans Bridge and Sand Bar Ferry roads, according to a news release from Gov. Sonny Perdue.

The governor submitted paperwork to the federal Transportation Department to have 67 road projects across the state paid for with $208 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which is about a quarter of the total stimulus money that will come to Georgia for transportation, the news release said.

Of the 67 projects, two are in Augusta – $2.8 million for Sand Bar Ferry Road from East Boundary to the Savannah River bridge, and $3.3 million for Deans Bridge Road from Sandy Run Creek to a half-mile south of Tobacco Road.

The projects were two of four in Richmond County that appeared on a list of stimulus funds proposals by the Georgia Department of Transportation last year.

Mr. Perdue said in the news release that the first batch of recipients included badly needed bridge repairs and resurfacing and widening projects. About half of the funds will be spent in parts of the state considered economically distressed.

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