The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to spend about $10 million to mitigate the impact of widening Interstate 75 in Macon. Those plans include buying the small two-bedroom home where Little Richard's family lived and moving it four blocks.
U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss wants to set aside $1 million dollars in the Senate transportation bill to expand a highway in south Georgia. Proponents of the project to expand State Route 133 hope Chambliss’ request will push the Senate to work the funding into legislation this year.
State transportation engineers are preparing to unveil a plan to widen a portion of U.S. Highway 78 in northeast Georgia, and area officials are hoping the project will encourage development. Officials say the plan calls for widening the highway to four lanes from southeastern Clarke County to just outside Crawford in Oglethorpe County.