Atlanta, Georgia –
The Georgia Department of Transportation today awarded 17 contracts valued at approximately $48 million for transportation improvement projects across the state, including resurfacing nine miles of Interstate Highway 75 between the Brookwood Interchange and Interstate Highway 285 on Atlanta’s northwest side.
The I-75 resurfacing, which was awarded to C.W. Matthews Contracting Company, Inc., of Marietta, for $17.4 million likely will begin sometime during the first quarter of next year and is scheduled to be completed next fall. Work is expected to occur primarily at night and on weekends; further information on work and lane closure schedules will be forthcoming well in advance of occurrence.
Among the other projects awarded today were:
A one-mile widening and realigning of Linecrest Road between Bouldercrest and Ward Lake roads in Clayton, DeKalb and Henry counties to E. R. Snell Contractor, Inc., of Snellville, GA, for $4.7 million;
Resurfacing 10 miles of U.S. Highway 41 in Lowndes County for $4 million to The Scruggs Company, Inc., of Hahira, GA; and
Resurfacing 17 miles of State Route 65 in Mitchell County for $2.7 million also to The Scruggs Company.
The I-75, Linecrest Road and Mitchell County jobs will be among the final Georgia DOT projects paid for by remaining stimulus funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). To-date, the Department has awarded 270 ARRA projects across Georgia valued at more than $783 million.
Details on these and further information on other projects awarded today is available via this link:
The ARRA is a national effort to create jobs and transform America’s economy to compete in the 21st century. Nationwide, some $48 billion in stimulus investments are being made in transportation infrastructure, including highways, public transit, high speed rail and aviation. Georgia DOT maintains a Web page (www.dot.ga.gov/gastimulus) devoted to stimulus activities to provide specific program information and promote transparency of the process.
Georgia DOT urges travelers to call 511 for updated information about these or any other construction projects on interstates and state routes. Georgia 511 is a free phone service that provides real-time traffic and travel information statewide, such as traffic conditions, incidents, lane closures, and delays due to inclement weather. Callers also can transfer to operators to request assistance or report incidents 24 hours a day, seven days a week. More information is available at www.511ga.org.
The Georgia Department of Transportation is committed to providing a safe, seamless and sustainable transportation system that supports Georgia’s economy and is sensitive to both its citizens and its environment. Georgia is the 3rd fastest-growing state in the nation, yet 49th in per capita spending on transportation. Additional transportation revenues are imperative to grow and sustain Georgia's economic vitality and quality of life through the 21st Century. For general information on the Georgia DOT, please visit our Web site (www.dot.ga.gov).