A 10-year journey into Georgia’s future began today at the State Capital as Gov. Nathan Deal unveiled a comprehensive infrastructure maintenance plan that he says will “fulfill a promise made to Georgians last year.”

“One year ago, I stood before the General Assembly and urged members to prioritize Georgia’s transportation needs,” said Deal, who was surrounded by elected officials and Georgia Department of Transportation representatives.  “In order to maintain our roads and bridges, improve congestion and accommodate the movement of freight traffic, we could no longer afford to kick the can down the road. Legislators on both sides of the aisle took action, working together to pass legislation addressing these critical needs. Today, we are delivering on our promise.”

The improvements, Deal said, are possible because of the passage of HB 120, the Transportation Funding Act of 2015 — a plan designed to raise $1 billion per year to spend on highway construction and repairs. 

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