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New transportation law means lots of jobs ahead

Thanks to Georgia's new transportation funding law, a lot of road projects will start in the state next year. Thanks to Georgia's new transportation funding law, a lot of road projects will start in the state next year.
Dozens of contractors came to Tifton to hear about the types of jobs the Georgia Department of Transportation will need to find workers to do. Dozens of contractors came to Tifton to hear about the types of jobs the Georgia Department of Transportation will need to find workers to do.
District Engineer Chad Hartley District Engineer Chad Hartley
TIFTON, GA (WALB) -

Dozens of contractors came to Tifton to hear about the types of jobs the Georgia Department of Transportation will need to find workers to do.

Thanks to Georgia's new transportation funding law, a lot of road projects will start in the state next year.

GDOT officials say this is an exciting time for contractors who are looking for work. 

"It will put a lot of people to work and you'll be driving down nicer roads, and nicer bridges, and the grass will look good," said District Engineer Chad Hartley.

There are thousands of miles of state routes, city roads, and bridges that need repairs.

District Engineer Chad Hartley says with the roads getting a make over, this will give an economic boost to South Georgia.

"Georgia has been declining tremendously on the bridges that you have been across, our roads, our railway system, so this is a big economic boost for the community."

Plus allow industries to transport goods easier. 

Hartley say there are a thousand miles of state routes that need vegetation cut as well. Work will start by the New Year. 

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