It will improve Georgia’s infrastructure around lakes, dams, ports and other state resources.
ATLANTA – A new round of federal infrastructure funding from the Biden administration Infrastructure Investment and Employment Act will bring $73 million to Georgia.
Democratic Representative Lucy McBath announced on Wednesday that the new round of infrastructure funding is heading to the Peach State. She said it would “bring much-needed investment to Georgia and provide economic growth and job opportunities for our state.”
The congresswoman’s office said the funding – $73,664,000 to be exact – would go into a “wide range of infrastructure projects through the Army Corps of Engineers.”
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This will improve Georgia’s infrastructure around lakes, dams, ports and other state resources.
“By funding these projects, we are improving the health and well-being of our communities, strengthening our supply chains, and growing our economy to remain competitive in America and around the world,” McBath said.
- $48 million: To move toward expansion of the Port of Savannah, specifically to fully fund environmental monitoring at the Port for two years during construction and 10 years after construction.
- $4.15 million: For the systems of 02 additional generators as well as the bathrooms and rest rooms for the construction of the expansion of the port of Savannah.
- $6 million: Go to Lakewood Park in Atlanta, for the design and construction of sewer system upgrades.
- $7.05 million: For a range of repairs at Carters Dam and Carters Lake.
- $4.502 million: Replacement of oxygen line diffusers and lighting systems on the South Carolina side of the dam and Lake Richard B. Russell.
- $1.475 million: For various camping improvements and other repairs at Lake Hartwell.
- $446,000: To provide for the elimination of a rockfall threat around the Lake Allatoona dam.
- $490,000: To stabilize the shoreline and repair damage to Sawnee Campground, as well as other maintenance work at Buford Dam and Lake Lanier.