After months of waiting and watching money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) go to other parts of Georgia, Chattooga County has finally been targeted for some of the federal dollars.

Governor Sonny Perdue has announced that $731,859 worth of road projects have been approved in Chattooga County.  $583,859 will go towards resurfacing the Gore-Subligna road and $148,000 will go towards paving and rehibilitation of The Narrows road.

 "These projects will bring safety improvements and needed maintenance
and support to roads, intersections and bridges around Georgia," said
Governor Perdue. "The federal funds will make our roads safe and
strengthen our transportation network."

Representative Barbara Reece reports that on Monday, Governor Perdue approved  two local transportation projects.  He designated $583,859.00 for resurfacing and maintenance of the Gore-Subligna Road from Hwy. 27 to Johnston Road.  Work on CR 325, the Narrows, was approved with $148,000 in funding.
The projects are funded with federal stimulus funds through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.  A total of $65.8 Million in transportation projects throughout the state were approved and certified.
Rep. Reece said, "Projects accepted for consideration for federal funds had to be "shovel ready."  Commissioner Winters’ completed the applications several months ago and we have worked with our DOT Boardmember, David Doss, to get approval from the board.  I am pleased that these federal funds will benefit our area." 

For more information, visit Georgia DOT’s stimulus website at  www.dot.state.ga.us/gastimulus