Officials to break ground on Georgia’s first ARRA highway project

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U.S. Deputy Secretary of Transportation John Porcari will join Gov. Sonny Perdue and new Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Vance Smith Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. to officially break ground on Georgia’s first highway project funded under the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA).  

The project will resurface 4.2 miles of SR3/US-19, a critical commercial corridor in Clayton and Fulton Counties.

The White House announced Thursday that all states will meet a June 29 deadline to name projects for at least half of their ARRA highway funds. The Obama administration wanted states to select projects quickly in order to help the sagging economy. 

Georgia will eventually receive a total of $931 million in ARRA funds for highway and mass transit projects.

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