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Chambliss-Miller Announce Transportation Funds for Augusta Area

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CHAMBLISS - MILLER ANNOUNCE TRANSPORTATION FUNDS FOR AUGUSTA AREA

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., and Zell Miller, D-Ga., today announced that several transportation projects in the Augusta area will receive funding included in the Fiscal Year 2005 Omnibus Appropriations bill.

Specifically, the bill includes the following Augusta area funds:

$1.5 million for terminal construction for the Augusta Regional Airport.
$1.1 million to install localizer glidescope and MALSR for Swainsboro-Emanual Airport.
$4 million for the Fifth Street connector bridge linking Aiken and Augusta.

"These funds will go a long way to continue revitalizing the Augusta Regional Airport and make the entire Augusta community attractive to new businesses for the region," Chambliss said. "I am proud to have helped secure these important funds that will enhance safety for passengers and boost economic development for the entire region."

"The appropriation for improvements at the Augusta Regional Airport will help the city continue to attract industry, create jobs and remain a thriving economic center," Miller said. "All of these funds will help improve transportation in Augusta. This bill is a major win for everyone who lives and works in the area."

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