Georgia DOT awards 35 construction projects valued at $88.5 million

Georgia welcome sign highwayThe Georgia Department of Transportation has approved 35 transportation construction project contracts valued at $88.5 million for advertised bids from February.

Of these contracts, 11 are for bridge projects with a total value of $24.7 million and 18 are for resurfacing projects valued at more than $52 million.

The largest project from an investment standpoint is resurfacing of 18.8 miles of Interstate 75/SR 401 in Tift and Turner counties in the southwest part of the state. The $19.8 million contract went to Reames and Son Construction in Valdosta, with a completion date of Jan. 31, 2017.

The approved bridge contracts include three bridge bond projects valued at $8.6 million and are located in Banks, Stephens and Telfair counties. These projects are part of the $100 million in bridge bonds appropriated by the state legislature last year, and brings the total of these projects awarded to 23.

More than $16 million was approved for bridge rehabilitation projects in Bartow, Floyd, Clayton, DeKalb, Cook, Lowndes, Tift, Fannin, Habersham, Fulton and Hall counties, and $3.1 million was approved for a new bridge construction over the Flint River in Fayette and Spalding counties.

The complete list of the awarded projects is available here. Click on Award Announcement on the right to download a pdf file containing the list. More details on Georgia’s Transportation Funding Act, including future project investments, is available at