05.17.17

Senator David Perdue Thanks Transportation Leadership Team For I-85 Repair

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) thanks Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) Commissioner Russell McMurry, contractor C.W. Matthews, the Georgia State Patrol, and local and state government officials for their successful effort to get the I-85 bridge rebuilt a month ahead of the projected date of completion.

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(GDOT Commissioner Russell McMurry and Senator David Perdue)

“I want to congratulate GDOT Commissioner Russell McMurry, Governor Deal, and their teams for their unbelievable accomplishment of repairing the I-85 bridge in an astonishing six weeks. The cooperation we witnessed from Governor Deal, GDOT, Georgia State Patrol, and local leaders is something that should be replicated around the country. President Trump, Secretary Chao, and the Georgia Congressional Delegation responded immediately to remove any regulatory impediments and ensure initial seed funding was made available for this work. When I visited the site, I was so impressed with the workers, the coordination with suppliers, and the productivity that was being achieved in accomplishing this repair. These construction teams should be commended because they went above the call to accomplish this significant project. This entire experience has proven to be a perfect example of how federal, state, and local governments can work together in a crisis to avoid the typical government delays and get the job done. Congratulations again to everyone involved in getting this bridge up and functioning again.”

Click here to view photos of Senator Perdue touring the I-85 bridge repair.

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Senator Perdue is the only Fortune 500 CEO in Congress and is serving his first term in the United States Senate, where he represents Georgia on the Armed Services, Banking, Budget, and Agriculture Committees.