Georgia budgets $1.1 billion for heavy equipment purchases, passes beefy highway bill

Updated Apr 7, 2015
Road work on Interstate 75 heading into Atlanta.Road work on Interstate 75 heading into Atlanta.

The construction industry in Georgia will get a substantial boost in 2015 thanks to the state’s new budget and a big highway bill.

According to a report from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Gov. Nathan Deal will sign a budget marking $1.1 billion in borrowing for construction and equipment purchases alone. The equipment will be used in numerous construction projects across the state.

The paper reports the bond package also includes $100 million for bridge replacement and repairs across the state as well as $75 million for transit projects.

Georgia legislators also passed a substantial highway funding bill that the AJC reports could funnel an additional $900 million per year into road and bridge projects.

You can view a full listing of funded projects at the AJC.