ATLANTA — The Georgia Department of Transportation has invested in more than 20 projects to help maintain and improve the state’s transportation infrastructure.
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Last month, GDOT granted 28 projects about $165,743,822.
The single largest investment was awarded to C.W. Matthews Contracting Company, Inc. The project is worth roughly $18 million. This project is bridge construction that consists of 0.644 of a mile of construction and is on U.S. 27 Alt. over Miller Road in Muscogee County. This contract, along with two other bridge construction contracts, represents 48% of the awarded funds.
The largest resurfacing contract costs about $7 million. The project was awarded to Reames and Son Construction Company, Inc. It consists of 9.5 miles of milling, inlay and plant mix resurfacing on state Route 7 from east of SR 7 BU to west of Country Club Drive in Lowndes County. This contract makes up approximately $29 million of the awarded funds.
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Safety projects make up about $18 million. Safety projects include traffic signal and pavement marking improvements, intersection upgrades and the construction of a roundabout.
The remaining 1 percent is allotted for widening and reconstruction of 0.127 of a mile of turn lanes on U.S. 19 from Flint River Road to Fayetteville Road in Clayton County. This project costs about $1 million.
A Design-Build contract was granted to C.W. Matthews Contracting/Infrastructure Consulting and Engineering, LLC last month and is worth approximately $46 million. The project will widen U.S. 278 for almost 1.36 miles, improving the I-20 ramp intersections, and construct a new frontage road between U.S. 278 and Old Mill Road.
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