$5,461 million in federal road construction projects in Georgia are on the chopping block in Congress and a new round of budget cuts are set to hit that state’s roads.
A new round in road construction cuts will hit Georgia’s road construction program by $4.8 billion.
That means Georgia’s roads will be more expensive to maintain, and the amount of road work the state spends on repairs and maintenance will decrease.
Georgia’s roads are the state’s second-worst in the country.
The state has the worst accident rate in the nation and ranks last in highway and bridge maintenance.
In March, Georgia passed a law requiring the state to hire private contractors to repair and maintain roads in the state.
Georgia also will be forced to hire the private sector to fix state-owned roads that were damaged by the floods of 2015 and 2016.
The Georgia Department of Transportation estimates that about a third of Georgia’s state-operated roads will have to be replaced.
State officials estimate about $5 billion will be needed to complete the $4 billion project.
That includes a $1.8-billion loan from the federal Highway Trust Fund to pay for the work.
Georgia is one of only five states that doesn’t have the ability to borrow money for road repairs, and that’s a big problem for Georgia.
Georgia will be one of the hardest hit by the cuts.
Roads in Georgia’s interior will be the most impacted by the budget cuts.
The Georgia Department has about $6.4 billion to spend on roads in Georgia, according to the Georgia Department’s website.
The department’s website shows the state expects to spend about $1 billion on road repairs and $600 million on maintenance, but the exact amount isn’t clear.
The budget cuts will also hurt other projects in the region.
The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that Georgia’s economy is forecast to shrink by 1.8% in 2021.
The State of Georgia forecasts that the economy will shrink by 3.2% in 2022.
The unemployment rate will increase by 2.6% in Georgia in 2021, according the Department of Economic and Community Development.