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July 2, 2021
Author : Patty Rodriguez
Some 30 construction contracts were awarded by the Georgia department of transportation this May totalling more than $102 million dollars, bringing the state’s total on construction contracts this fiscal year (which started on July 1, 2020) to $1.4 billion.
The biggest ticket project contract awarded went to E.R. Snell Contractor Inc., a $32.2 million contract for widening and reconstruction of 6.47 miles of US 1/State Route 4 from Mennonite Church Road to State Route 540 in Jefferson County, The Albany Herald reports. Replacement of the Big Creek Bridge is included in this project.
Eight other bridge replacement projects were also awarded, including the second-biggest dollar contract for a bridge and approaches along State Route 64 over the Satilla River in Atkinson County, a $5.2 million contract given to East Coast Asphalt LLC. Excluding the Big Creek Bridge replacement, bridge projects account for $21.3 million of the $102 million total.
According to the Albany Herald, $48.5 million “is allotted for safety and resurfacing projects at various locations throughout the state.”
Those projects include things like cable barriers, guardrail work, shoulder rehabilitation and other projects intended to improve safety.