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ALMOST $9 MILLION IN FUNDING SECURED BY CONGRESSMAN BISHOP

August 18, 2016 at 1:15 pm

Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), member of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, is proud to share that a total of $8,906,763 comprised of repurposed Federal Highway Administration funding from unused Congressional directed funding originally secured by Congressman Bishop and 20% matching funding from Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) have been redirected to infrastructure projects in Middle and Southwest Georgia. The original “earmarks” are over ten years old and were either less than 10% obligated, associated with a completed project, or are no longer active.

“Our redirected funding allows GDOT to repair and rebuild very important highway projects throughout the municipalities and rural communities of Middle and Southwest Georgia,” said Congressman Bishop. “The construction will assist travelers, commuters, truckers, deliveries, and businesses get where they need to go, helping assure a productive, safe, and economically strong Georgia.”

Recent federal appropriations legislation places critical restrictions on projects eligible to be recipients of the funding, including being located within a 50-mile radius of the original project and a requirement that redirected funds be obligated within three fiscal years or be forfeited. $4,367,757 will be put towards the reconstruction and widening of the I-75/I-16 interchange project, greatly improving the safety of the freeway. County and municipal resurfacing and sign upgrade projects will increase productivity and accessibility for communities across Middle and Southwest Georgia.

 

Bibb County - $3,004,425

ORIGINAL Project: Second Street Bridge Replacement/Reconstruct ROW in Macon

Redirected Project: Construction I-16 @ I-75 Interchange; Est. Oct/Nov 2016

 

Bibb County - $500,738

ORIGINAL Project: Pierce Avenue bike lanes from Ingelside Ave. to Riverside Drive

Redirected Project: Construction I-75 Northbound from SR 19 to I-16 Phase II; Est. Oct/Nov 2016

 

Bibb County - $52,642

ORIGINAL Project: Study & report of new interstate linking Augusta, Macon, Columbus, & Montgomery

Redirected Project: Construction I-16 from I-75 to SR 87 & Interchange Phase I; Est. Oct/Nov 2016

 

Bibb County - $157,926

ORIGINAL Project: Study & report of new interstate linking Augusta, Macon, Columbus, & Montgomery

Redirected Project: Construction I-16 from I-75 to SR 87 & Interchange Phase I; Est. Oct/Nov 2016

 

Bibb County - $652,026

ORIGINAL Project: Study & report of new interstate linking Augusta, Macon, Columbus, & Montgomery

Redirected Project: Construction I-16 from I-75 to SR 87 & Interchange Phase I; Est. Oct/Nov 2016

 

Crawford County - $100,656

ORIGINAL Project: Revitalization Project for Roberta Walking Trail

Redirected Project: Resurfacing of SR 22 from SR 7 to Columbus Rd; Est. May 2017

 

Crisp County - $81,259

ORIGINAL Project: US 280/SR 30 widening from Flint River to SR 300 Conn

Redirected Project: Resurfacing of SR 300 from Old Coney Rd to SR 300 Conn; Est. April 2017

 

Crisp County - $200,295

ORIGINAL Project: Streetscape-Cordele

Redirected Project: Resurfacing of SR 300 from CR 29/Old Coney Rd to SR 300 Connector; Est. April 2017

 

Decatur & Miller Counties - $200,295

ORIGINAL Project: Streetscape-Bainbridge

Redirected Project: Resurfacing of SR 310 from Decatur County Line to SR1/US27; Est. Feb 2017

 

Dougherty County - $400,590

ORIGINAL Project: Streetscape-Albany

Redirected Project: Resurfacing of SR300 from SR520 to N of CR243/Branch Rd; Est. Nov 2016

 

Dougherty County - $43,031

ORIGINAL Project: Broad Avenue Bridge, Albany, GA

Redirected Project: Resurfacing of SR 91 from Baker County line to SR 62; Est. Nov 2016

 

Dougherty County - $81,259 

ORIGINAL Project: SR 234 widening from Eight Mile Rd to Lockett Station

Redirected Project: Resurfacing of SR 91 from Baker County line to SR 62; Est. Nov 2016

 

Dougherty County - $801,180

ORIGINAL Project: SR 133 Southbound lane bridge replacement over the GA/FL Railnet line

Redirected Project: Resurfacing of SR3 from Thomas County line to Dougherty County Line; Est. Nov 2016

 

TERRELL COUNTY - $801,180

ORIGINAL Project: Construction on U.S. 82 from Dawson to Alabama Line

Redirected Project: Resurfacing of SR 55 from Calhoun County line to SR 520/US 82; Est. July 2016

 

Macon County - $201,390

ORIGINAL Project: Sidewalks, light, landscaping in Montezuma

Redirected Project: Resurfacing of SR49 from SR90 to SR127; Est. Nov 2016

 

Marion County - $300,442

ORIGINAL Project: Sidewalks in Buena Vista

Redirected Project: Resurfacing of SR 355 from SR 137 to Talbot County Line; Est. March 2017

 

Miller County - $81,259

ORIGINAL Project: Reconstruct US 27 from Colquitt to CR 279

Redirected Project: Resurfacing of SR 45 from SR 1 to Early County line; Est. Mar 2017

 

Muscogee County - $1,205,540

ORIGINAL Project: Infrastructure Improvements at Statewide Military Bases

Redirected Project: Sign Upgrade Project on US 80 from Alabama State Line to SR 85; Est. FY17

 

Muscogee County - $40,630

ORIGINAL Project: Jogging and Bike Trails around Columbus State University

Redirected Project: Resurfacing of SR 85 from SR 22 Conn to SR 1; Est. Jan 2017 

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