The Pulse | NEWS BRIEFS GOVERNOR NATHAN DEAL ANNOUNCES COMPREHENSIVE INFRASTRUCTURE MAINTENANCE PLAN Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, along with representatives from the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) and state legislators, announced a comprehensive infrastructure maintenance plan during a press conference at the State Capitol on Tuesday, January 12. The plan includes both an 18-month project list, which represents $2.2 billion in investment, and a 10-year list, which represents more than $10 billion in investment – made possible with funds generated by the Transportation Funding Act of 2015. A new website, www.GAroads.org, was also launched to help citizens track progress of the various statewide projects. “Through the leadership of GDOT Commissioner Russell McMurry, Planning Director Jay Roberts and State Transportation Board Chairwoman Emily Dunn, we are delivering results for Georgians in every corner of the state. In fact, for every dollar invested, Georgians will see four dollars in return. Over the next 18 months, nearly 60 percent of the projects contracted will be for maintenance of our roads and bridges. We are also upholding our promise of transparency through the GA Roads website, which provides clarity through features unprecedented in state history. This infrastructure investment will continue delivering dividends for years to come and keep Georgia a top destination for business and families,” Governor Deal stated in a press release. 6 ENGINEERING GEORGIA Photography from press conference at the Georgia State Capitol by Nikki Welch for Engineering Georgia magazine.