For Immediate Release:

April 6, 2016

Contact: 

Kyle Collins

District Communications

478.232.3331

East central counties get nearly $17 million…

TENNILLE – Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) last week awarded 31 contracts for statewide construction projects totaling over $146.6 million. The 27-county east central district gained a $17 million piece of the construction awards.

Projects in east central Georgia include:

  • Columbia/Richmond: .936 miles of milling, plant mix resurfacing and single surface treatment paving on SR 383 beginning at I-20 and extending east of Powell Road;
  • Richmond:374 miles of milling, plant mix resurfacing and single surface treatment paving on SR 4/Deans Bridge Road beginning at Morgan Road and extending to US 78/US 278/SR 10 (Gordon Highway);
  • Glascock: .114 miles of construction of bridge and approaches on Lyons Road over Joe’s Creek;
  • Laurens:678 miles of milling, inlay and plant mix resurfacing on SR 29 beginning south of Gaines Street and extending north of Woodland Heights Drive;
  • Newton: Intersection improvements on SR 36 at Flat Shoals/Steele Road and at Henderson Mill Road and 2.486 miles of milling, inlay and plant mix resurfacing on US 278/SR 12 beginning at I-20 and extending to Industrial Drive;
  • Jasper:313 miles milling, inlay, plant mix resurfacing, single surface treatment paving and shoulder rehabilitation on State Route (SR) 11 beginning  at SR 16/SR 83 (Southern Avenue) and extending to  Newton County line;
  • Baldwin: 194 miles of milling, inlay, plant mix resurfacing and single surface treatment paving on SR 24 beginning at SR 22 (Montgomery St) and extending north of Lakeside Drive;
  • Dodge/Laurens/Wilcox: Transportation Investment Act resurfacing projects, valued at $390,000, at various locations;

Details on awarded projects from the March letting can be found through the Award Announcement Downloads link at www.bidx.com/ga/letting?lettingid=16031801. Click on Award Announcement on the right.

Information on schedules, lane closures and detours will be made available in advance of construction activities. For general information about the Transportation Funding Act of 2015, visit www.GAroads.org.

In their 2015 legislative session, Georgia lawmakers addressed the state’s critical transportation infrastructure needs with passage of House Bill 170, Georgia’s transportation funding bill. The Transportation Funding Act (TFA) of 2015 is expected to generate an estimated $870 million in the first fiscal year. This sustained annual revenue will be used to fund much-needed routine maintenance and capital improvements.