Gov. Kemp announced the Georgia Department of Transportation has been awarded a $12 million grant from the United States Department of Transportation to help address railroad crossing blockages in Millen

Macon, GA – According to the state officials, this grant award will reportedly fund the first stage of a project aimed at resolving traffic disruptions caused by frequent blockages at railroad crossings in the City of Millen.

These interruptions impact both local and freight traffic, hindering connectivity and posing safety concerns for residents and businesses in the area.

Millen serves as a direct connection to the Port of Savannah terminal facilities and plays a crucial role in the state’s transportation network.

Prior to this grant award, GDOT had already deployed Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) equipment, providing advanced warnings to drivers and mitigating the impact of rail blockages to help alleviate the problem while working on a long-term solution.

The ITS equipment was strategically installed at seven locations to offer timely warnings, allowing drivers to adjust their travel patterns and avoid blockages.

GDOT will provide an additional $3 million in matching funds for this effort. 

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