In May of last year one small endangered brown bat, unhappy with her eastern Tennessee cave, embarked on a very expensive trip to Georgia.
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New Bat Time
This is some of the currently scheduled DOT work that will likely be delayed as a result of the Indiana Bat. The dollar figures only refer to the project phase listed, not the total cost of the project.
- Part of new southeast Rome bypass from Ga. 101 to U.S. 411, including a new interchange
Land acquisition: $5.6 million in Fiscal Year 2013 and $20 million in FY 2014
- Widening Ga. 60 from Ga. 136 to Yellow Creek Road
Land acquisition: $18.4 million in FY 2014
- Widening Ga. 20 from I-575 to Scott Road
Land acquisition: $7.6 million in FY 2014; construction: $5.7 million in FY 2015.
- New U.S. 411 Connector to I-75
Land acquisition: $24.7 million in FY 2013. Construction is further in the future. DOT notes this project has other environmental delays besides the bat.