Friday, March 26, 2010

Muscogee: North & Southbound Lane Closures Continue on I0185 Near Fort Benning

WHEN: 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., Monday, March 29 through Friday, April 2

WHERE: I-185 north and southbound between mile markers 0.0 (Victory Drive/SR 520) and 3.0 (Saint Mary’s Road).

WHAT: The Georgia DOT has scheduled single lane closures on I-185 north and southbound in order for the contractor to continue work on widening lanes on I-185.

This is a WORK ZONE and extreme caution is necessary. Motorists are advised to reduce speeds as they travel through this construction work zone. Message signs, barrels and cones will be utilized to alert the public of the upcoming changes. Drivers should be aware that personnel and equipment will be operating in close proximity to travel lanes.
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Friday, March 12, 2010

Pike: Eastbound Lane Closure on SR 74

WHEN: 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m., daily Monday, March 15 through Wednesday, March 17

WHERE: SR 74 eastbound at the intersection of SR 18 and SR 109 in Pike County

WHAT: The Georgia DOT has scheduled a single lane closure as crews make improvements at this intersection. Delays are expected in the area as work occurs. A pilot car will be utilized to assist motorists traveling through this work zone.

This is a WORK ZONE and extreme caution is necessary. Motorists are advised to reduce speeds as they travel through this construction work zone. Message signs, barrels and cones will be utilized to alert the public of the upcoming changes. Drivers should be aware that personnel and equipment will be operating in close proximity to travel lanes.

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

150 Highway Improvement Projects Underway or Completed in Georgia Thanks to Stimulus Law

/PRNewswire/ -- There are currently 150 American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA)-financed highway construction projects underway or completed in Georgia involving $465.8 million in funds, according to data released today by the Washington, D.C.-based American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). The projects underway or completed have supported or are supporting 12,960 jobs in Georgia that would otherwise not exist, says ARTBA Vice President of Economics & Research Dr. Bill Buechner.

ARRA, signed into law on February 17, 2009, provided $48 billion for transportation improvements over two years, including $27.5 billion for highway, bridge and related construction projects nationwide. The law is having significant impacts on the transportation construction industry in all 50 states.

ARRA provided $932.8 million to Georgia for highway, bridge and related improvements. This one-time bonus added more than 81 percent to Georgia's regular federal highway funds under the current federal surface transportation law - Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) - bringing the state's total federal highway funding in 2009 to a record $2.08 billion.

According to Buechner, a Harvard-trained economist, another 193 projects have been identified and are slated to be under construction shortly.

The following shows the number of ARRA-financed highway projects and amount obligated in each Georgia congressional district.

Congressional District  Number of projects    Amount Obligated
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1 34 $86,665,347
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2 43 $86,835,121
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3 38 $85,771,226
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4 19 $56,778,387
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5 12 $38,240,488
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6 23 $66,378,240
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7 8 $63,631,194
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8 31 $117,272,487
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9 22 $21,766,493
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10 43 $87,392,499
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11 18 $42,277,506
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12 37 $43,465,818
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13 13 $39,155,780
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Multidistrict 2 $1,171,095
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Saturday, March 6, 2010

Online Services Smart Choice for Driver Services

Department of Driver Services (DDS) reminds customers that many transactions may be initiated online twenty four hours a day even when all locations are closed.

Please visit www.dds.ga.gov for more information on replacing a lost license, making a change of address or obtaining a motor vehicle report.

Also, all eligible customers will receive information from DDS by mail on renewing their license online or via mail. Customers can renew without visiting a DDS location and will still be mailed Georgia’s newly designed and more secure driver’s license.

“If you have an opportunity to renew online or by mail, please do so. It is fast and secure and will save you valuable time,” said DDS Commissioner Gregory C. Dozier.

For more information, visit www.dds.ga.gov.
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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Harris County: Northbound Lane Closures on SR 85

8 a.m. until 8 p.m., daily, beginning Thursday, March 4 and continuing through Saturday, March 6.

State Route 85 northbound beginning south of Ellerslie, GA near State Route 315 and continuing to the Talbot County line.

The Georgia Department of Transportation advises motorists traveling northbound on SR 85; one right lane will be closed in order to resurface this section of roadway. Motorists are advised to reduce speeds and expect congestion as they travel through this construction work zone.

Speed limits have been reduced and will be strictly enforced. Message boards, signs, barrels and cones will be utilized to alert and channel motorists through the area.