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Georgia Department of Transportation recently awarded $118 million to 10 projects

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) recently gave out 10 contracts worth over $118 million. This increases the total contracts for the 2024 fiscal year to $1.08 billion, which includes local projects too.

Out of these new contracts, more than half (53%) are for rebuilding projects. Resurfacing roads got 30% of the contracts, building bridges 14%, and making roads safer got 3%.

The biggest contract, worth over $62.4 million, went to Vertical Earth Incorporated from Cumming, Georgia. They will work on making State Route (SR) 9 in Fulton County wider, including turn lanes and other enhancements, for about three miles. They’re expected to finish by the end of December 2027.

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Another contract, nearly $13.8 million, was awarded to C. W. Matthews Contracting Co. Inc., based in Marietta, Georgia. They will work on about 12.7 miles of SR 22/SR 540 in Muscogee County, doing tasks like milling and resurfacing. This project should be done by the end of November 2024.

Other GDOT awards (rounded) include:

  • $12.7 million to E.R. Snell Contractor Inc. in Snellville, Georgia, for almost 6.5 miles of milling and plant mix resurfacing on Interstate (I) 285/SR 407 in DeKalb County;
  • $9.6 million to C.W. Matthews for almost 11 miles of milling and plant mix resurfacing work along I-85/SR 403 in Gwinnett County;
  • $5.8 million to Georgia Bridge and Concrete LLC, based in Tucker, Georgia, for construction of a bridge and approaches along US 29/SR 174/SR 8 over the Hudson River in Franklin County and Madison County;
  • $4.2 million to Gregory Bridge Company in Eatonton, Georgia, for construction of a bridge and approaches along Cross Cedar Road over Big Cedar Creek in Johnson County;
  • $4 million to Gregory Bridge for construction of a bridge and approaches on CR 454 over Canoochee Creek in Emanuel County; and
  • $3.2 million to Backbone Infrastructure LLC, headquartered in Sugarhill, Georgia, for intersection improvements at various locations in Fulton County and Gwinnett County.

A full listing of contract awards can be found here.

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In addition to the $118 million of contracts, the GDOT also awarded Kiewit Infrastructure South Co., based in Peachtree City, Georgia, the agency’s first construction management/general contractor (CM/GC) contract in the amount of $6.5 million for preconstruction services on the US 17/SR 404 Spur Bridge Major Maintenance project over the Savannah River in Chatham County.

Calliope Hargrave

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