Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

$37,919,484 Million for 2nd District Transportation Projects

Jul 1, 2005
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. Congressman Sanford Bishop announced today that the Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (TEA-LU) contains $37,919,484 million over the next four years for projects in Georgia’s Second Congressional District.  The long-awaited transportation bill provides funding for the nation’s highways, public transportation and safety programs through FY09.

“With population in the Second Congressional District spread over twenty-seven counties and more than 11,000 square miles, improving transportation lies at the heart of our community and our efforts to bring economic development and  jobs to Southwest Georgia,” said Congressman Bishop. “I am proud to announce that we were able to address many of our region’s most fundamental needs in this bill.”

TEA-LU authorizes $286 billion over six years and represents the combined House and Senate versions of the bill.  Having passed the House of Representatives today by a vote of 412 to 8, it moves to the Senate for approval before it is sent to the White House for final signature.

SECOND DISTRICT TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS INCLUDED IN TEA-LU:

1-75 interchanges from north of Tifton to Turner County line: $4,800,000
Widen SR 133:  Colquitt Co./Dougherty Co: $800,000
Widen US 280/SR 30 from east of Flint River to SR 300 Connector west of Cordele: $800,000
South Tifton Bypass from US 82/SR 520 west to US 319/SR 35 east, Tift County: $4,900,000
Leesburg North Bypass from US 19 to SR 195, Lee County: $400,000
Widen SR 234/Gillionville Road from Eight Mile Road to Lockett Station, Dougherty County: $800,000
SR 133 south bound lane bridge replacement over the Georgia Florida Railnet line, Dougherty County: $800,000
Broad Avenue Bridge:  Albany:  $900,000
US 27 Reconstruction from Colquitt to CR 279: $800,000
National Infantry Museum Transportation Network: $5,400,000
Construction on US 82 from Dawson to Alabama Line: $800,000
Streetscape-Bainbridge: $200,000
Streetscape-Albany: $400,000
Streetscape-Cordele: $200,000
Streetscape-Ashburn: $200,000
Streetscape-Dawson: $160,000
Streetscape-Thomasville: $240,000
Streetscape-Richland: $160,000
Streetscape-Quitman: $160,000
Phase III Streetscape-Columbus: $800,000
Uptown- CSU Trolley Shuttle, Jogging, Bicycle trail-Columbus: $800,000
South Lumpkin Road Trail-Columbus: $400,000
SR 133 widening and improvements from Moultrie to Valdosta: $2,000,000
SR 133 from Spence filed to SR 35 in Colquitt, CO GA: $1,600,000
Reconstruct the interchange at I85 and Victory Drive (SR 520), Columbus, GA: $1,444,800
City of Sylvester bicycle and pedestrian Project: $400,000
Improve Sidewalks, upgrade lighting and add landscaping, Tifton: $750,000
Improve Sidewalks and curbs on Wheeler Avenue and Carlos Avenue, Ashburn: $500,000
City of Moultrie streetscape improvements, Phase III: $750,000
Commission a study regarding construction of a new interstate linking Augusta, Macon, Columbus, Montgomery and Natchez: $1,080,000
Bus project-Quitman, Clay, Randolph, Stewart Co: $209,000
Multimodal Facility, Albany: $668,800
Bus Replacement- Thomasville: $167,200
Intermodal Facility- Sylvester: $167,200
Bus replacement for Albany:  $250,800
Bus replacement for Columbus: $250,800
Intermodal facility for Moultrie: $250,800
Columbus GA Buses and Bus facilities: $810,084
National Infantry Museum.  Columbus Georgia/Phenix City, Alabama.  National Infantry Museum Multimodal Facility: $1,700,000
TOTAL: $37,919,484

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