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Contract for highway work on Stewart approved

ATLANTA — The Georgia Department of Transportation has contracted three projects in Senate District 19, according to Sen. Blake Tillery, R–Vidalia, whose district covers all or parts of Appling, Liberty, Long and Wheeler counties.

The awards, worth $7.1 million, were part of the more $54 million awarded in 25 contracts across the state. Projects were advertised for bids in November, bids were received in December and contracts awarded on Jan. 5 and 6.

"Maintaining and improving our infrastructure is a vital component of keeping our district safe," Tillery said. "Resurfacing roads and constructing bridges is crucial to bringing people and businesses to District 19..."

One of the projects will resurface and rehabilitate the shoulder on State Route 144 from the Tattnall County line to SR 119 on Fort Stewart, passing through both Liberty and Long counties. The contract is work $3.5 million and calls for work to be done by Nov. 30.

The other projects are in Appling and Wheeler counties.

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