Georgia DOT Accountability and Investment Report available online

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Jan. 26—The Georgia Department of Transportation released on Jan. 26 its Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) Accountability and Investment Report.

The report is a transparent look at GDOT's funding, performance measures, operations, projects and initiatives during the fiscal year, which ran from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. The document highlights how funding is used strategically and how Georgia DOT is utilizing those funds to meet the transportation needs of the state.

Report highlights

—Advancement of several Major Mobility Investment Projects including a groundbreaking ceremony for the second phase of the I-85 widening project; initial public outreach was conducted for the I-75 Commercial Vehicle Lanes, which will span from middle Georgia to metro Atlanta; and two of the I-285 Advanced Improvement Projects were awarded to Design-Build teams.

—Continued support of freight mobility in Georgia with the opening of a new bridge spanning the Pipe Makers Canal as part of Georgia Port Authority's Mega Mason Rail project and the highlight of the Georgia DOT Freight and Logistics Plan, which is anticipated to be complete in FY23.

—How Georgia DOT continues to make safety a number one priority. Safety projects in FY21 included replacement of structurally deficient bridges, installation of cable barriers and rumble strips, and construction of reduced conflict U-turns intersections and roundabouts.

—The evolution and branding of Georgia DOT's SigOps Program which has the capability to monitor traffic remotely and leverages the latest innovations in traffic signal optimization technology and strategies to seamlessly work with county and other municipalities across the state, improving daily operations and emergency response times.

The complete report can be accessed at bit.ly/FY21AIR.