The Georgia Department of Transportation authorized contracts for 16 new infrastructure improvement projects across the state Friday.
The project awards handed out total more than $77 million.
The largest project award was $27.8 million to resurface 22 miles of Interstate 75 in Bartow and Gordon counties. The project is expected to be complete next May.
Other projects include: $14.6 million for interstate reconstruction in Athens/Clarke County, $12.7 million to widen three miles of a highway in Spalding County, and $2.4 million for intersection improvements in DeKalb County.
Including these awards, GDOT has now begun 265 new construction projects in fiscal year 2012 for a total value of more than $870 million.