Keeping Tabs on $70 Billion in Georgia Road Construction

Explainer
ECONOMY & BUSINESS
POLITICS & POLICY
TAXES,MONEY & GOVERNMENT
TRANSPORTATION
7 min read
1203 words
Beau Evans
Sep 22, 2021
Key Points
  • Georgia plans to spend $70 billion on road and bridge construction through 2050.
  • Few high-price roadwork projects see lengthy delays or blown budgets.
  • Higher gas tax has pumped $4.6 billion into roadwork and maintenance since 2015.
How quickly Georgia drivers see hundreds of roads and bridges fixed up to avoid traffic headaches depends on billions of new tax dollars amassed since 2015. Less than half of Georgia’s nearly 126,000 miles of state and local highways had pavement in good condition as of 2019, totaling a distance larger than two trips around the world ...

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