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Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 6:30am

Calhoun, Albany Road Work Begins

The Georgia Department of Transportation says it has awarded $73.7 million in contracts for road improvements across the state.

DOT officials said Tuesday the money is funding total 32 projects, including four major ones.

The agency is spending $16.8 million to build a new interchange on Interstate 75 south of Calhoun in Gordon County. Another $11.9 million will pay to replace the Broad Avenue Bridge in Albany, which has been shut down.

The DOT awarded $11.6 million to widen two miles of S.R. 347 near Lake Lanier in Hall County. And the state will spend $3.7 million to widen and make repairs along seven miles of Buford Highway in Fulton County.

The DOT says it has awarded $756 million in road construction projects in the fiscal year ending June 30.

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