Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry may get a $100,000 raise this year, thanks in part to his handling of the I-85 bridge collapse.

Georgia transportation official gets $100k raise

Update: The State Transportation Board approved Russell McMurry’s proposed raise unanimously this afternoon. Look for a full report this afternoon on

Original story: The State Transportation Board today will consider a $100,000 raise for Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry.

The 40 percent raise would boost McMurry’s pay from $250,000 to $350,000. It would be his second consecutive big raise – last year, the board boosted his pay from $185,000 to $250,000.

The raise could boost McMurry’s pension by tens of thousands of dollars annually. You can learn more at

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