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Appling thoroughfare to be closed for bridge replacement

...Owens Road and will remain closed for an estimated 540 days, according to a news release from the Georgia Department of Transportation.The project includes replacing the 195-foot bridge over Keg Creek, widening the road to add a middle passing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-05-20/appling-thoroughfare-be-close
Pipeline pushed back - for now

...the state's denial was made legally.In other words, the court shouldn't weigh in on whether Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry made the "right" decision, but whether he arrived at the decision in the right...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-05-21/pipeline-pushed-back-
Guidance sought on oil pipeline in SC

...Wilson's opinion on the law."It's not a clearly defined process," Fore said.On Tuesday, Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry denied the Palmetto Pipeline a certificate of need, which is the first of two...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-05-21/guidance-sought-oil-pipe
Senate has yet to pass bill for one-time spending or take up road funding

...President Pro Tem Hugh Leatherman, R-Florence, said that money has nothing to do with road funding. The Department of Transportation needs a reliable funding stream, he said."We've got to have recurring money to take care of roads...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-05-21/senate-has-yet-pass-bill-one-
Georgia denies pipeline plan

...through 210 miles of Georgia was blocked in the first step of the state's approval process on Tuesday.Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry denied Kinder Morgan's application for a certificate of public convenience and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-05-19/georgia-denies-pipeline-plan
5 killed in I-16 collision with tractor-trailer

...Pooler Fire Rescue, Southside Fire/EMS, sheriff's deputies from Chatham and Bryan counties and sate Department of Transportation crews were all on scene.Information on other injuries was not immediately clear.Tuesday's wreck came...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-05-19/5-people-died-interstate-wreck-trac
Expect higher traffic on the road and in the air for Memorial Day 2015

...and from their holiday destinations with less congestion and less aggravation," said Jeff Baker, Georgia Department of Transportation Director of Construction. "This is the first holiday of the summer travel season and many people are hitting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-05-19/expect-higher-traffic-road-an
Eminent-domain laws unfair to landowners

...company can use eminent domain, it must be issued a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity by the state Department of Transportation in addition to environmental permits. The DOT certificate requires a company to prove an overwhelming public...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-05-14/eminent-domain-l
Unwise and unwanted

...Gov. Nathan Deal and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, separately, said last week they don't support the Georgia Department of Transportation granting the Texas-based developers eminent domain power to seize private property along the pipeline's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-05-10/unwise-and-unwanted
Tax to address aging roads goes into effect in July

...The whole point is to take better care of our highways," Sims said in defense of the law. "The (Georgia Department of Transportation) does all it can, but they just do not have the funding to have people constantly cleaning the roads. It...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-05-12/tax-address-aging-roads-