GDOT awards nearly $250 million for road construction projects

September 18, 2015 Johns, Creek,GA:  Construction on Old Alabama Road in Johns Creek is just one construction project  slowing traffic  in the area.  BRANT SANDERLIN/BSANDERLIN@AJC.COM
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September 18, 2015 Johns, Creek,GA: Construction on Old Alabama Road in Johns Creek is just one construction project slowing traffic in the area. BRANT SANDERLIN/BSANDERLIN@AJC.COM
September 18, 2015 Johns, Creek,GA: Construction on Old Alabama Road in Johns Creek is just one construction project slowing traffic in the area. BRANT SANDERLIN/BSANDERLIN@AJC.COM

September 18, 2015 Johns, Creek,GA: Construction on Old Alabama Road in Johns Creek is just one construction project slowing traffic in the area. BRANT SANDERLIN/BSANDERLIN@AJC.COM

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced it had awarded nearly $250 million in contracts for statewide construction projects.

The department said its the largest monthly contract investment since 2006, according to a press release.

Nearly half of the funds will go to road resurfacing or maintenance projects, GDOT said in a press release.

“As roadway conditions improve, motorists will experience first-hand the long-term benefits that result from the proper maintenance of our statewide transportation system,” Georgia DOT Commissioner Russell R. McMurry said.

Here are several of the largest investments in the metro Atlanta area:

Hall County, Jackson County: complete the connection from Athens to Gainesville

  • 7 miles of widening and reconstruction on US 129/SR 11 from SR 332 at Talmo in Jackson County to SR 323 in Hall County; construction of a bridge over Allen Creek
  • Cost: $44.1 million
  • Completion date: April 30, 2020

 

Cobb County: resurfacing C.H. James Pkwy

  • Resurfacing on SR 6 beginning east of US 278 (C.H. James Pkwy) and extending west of Austell Powder Springs Road
  • Intersection improvements on US 278 (C.H. James Pkwy)

One of the most expensive projects will be realigning the South Calhoun Bypass in Gordon County:

  • 6.2 miles of construction to realign US 41/SR 3/SR 53 (South Calhoun Bypass) and construction of three bridges and approaches
  • Cost: $44 million
  • Completion date: June 30, 2021

The full list of projects can be viewed here.


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