Posted: Thursday, December 9th 2010 at 8:49am
DOT board to vote on major repaving projects
By The Associated Press
ATLANTA - The state Transportation Board is set to vote on repaving the northeast stretch of I-285, as well as I-75 south of the Perimeter and one in the Buford area.
The projects would be part of a $350 million statewide spending package.
A state transportation board committee approved the repaving plans on Wednesday. The full board is scheduled to vote Thursday.
Repaving the section of I-285 could mean major traffic headaches during the roadwork. The highway is already among the most congested in the nation.
For I-75, it would mean repaving from I-285 to Ga. 54 in Fulton and Clayton counties.
The projects also include right-of-way purchase for a widening of Georgia 20 in the Buford area from Burnette Trail to Peachtree Industrial Boulevard. Thatt project alone has a nearly $30 million price tag.
DOT officials say the $350 million they are divvying up now is a one-time rebate resulting from federal reimbursements to the state for past projects the state funded.
(AccessNorthGa.com's Ken Stanford and the Atalnta Journal-Constitution contributed to this report.)
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