Macon-Bibb I-16/I-75 split to receive $122M in repairs

ATLANTA, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The state plans to fix Middle Georgia’s roads.

Governor Nathan Deal and Georgia Department of Transportation announced a $10 billion state infrastructure maintenance plan Tuesday morning at the Capitol in Atlanta. The plan includes an 18-month project list, with an investment of $2.2 billion, and a 10-year project list, with an investment of more than $10 billion. The money will come from the 2015 Transportation Funding Act. Deal also launched a website for people to track spending and progress. 

A chart explaining the projects by counties shows Baldwin, Hancock & Laurens Counties getting bridge and resurfacing work. It also shows Macon-Bibb’s I-16/I-75 split getting more than $122 million in road work. It’s projected to start in July of fiscal year 17.

“It’s been on the drawing boards for years and years and years. Trying to find the funding for it has been the challenge. I’m very grateful to Governor Deal and to the staff at the department of transportation,” said Macon-Bibb Mayor Robert Reichert.

Some other projects in Macon-Bibb County are improvements to the Pleasant Hill Neighborhood, the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail Walnut Creek extension and replacing the lighting on I-75 from State Road 247 to Arkwright Road.

To view the complete list of projects by county click here.

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