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Georgia DOT Awards nearly $109.4 Million in Construction Contracts for March

Georgia DOT Awards nearly $109.4 Million in Construction Contracts for March

ATLANTA, GA – Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) awarded 15 construction contracts for statewide transportation projects totaling $109,380,895.

The largest single awarded investment, worth approximately $27.9 million, was given to C. W. Matthews Contracting Company, Inc. for a widening and reconstruction project in Cherokee County. The contractor will widen and reconstruct 1.4 miles of roadway on State Route 20; creating six lanes from east of Interstate 575/State Route 417 to Scott Road (County Road 281). The above contract, along with one other widening and reconstruction contract, represent 44 percent or $48.2 million of the awarded funds.

The second largest contract, $20.7 million, was awarded to Pittman Construction Company, Inc. to resurface 26.5 miles of roadway on Interstate 20/State Route 402 in McDuffie, Taliaferro and Warren counties. The project begins west of State Route 22 and continues to State Route 17.

Resurfacing contracts are awarded to enhance and preserve existing pavement, decreasing the formation of potholes and cracks in areas of the roadway where pavement has deteriorated. Georgia DOT maintenance offices conduct Pavement Condition Evaluation System (PACES) assessments to monitor pavement conditions on routes maintained by the department. The above contract, along with eight other resurfacing contracts, represent 51 percent or $55.3 million of the awarded funds.

The remaining five percent of awarded funds, or approximately $5.7 million, is allotted for bridge and safety projects at various locations throughout the state. Both safety contracts awarded will restripe and upgrade pavement markings on various roadways and railroad crossings in Bibb, Crawford, Muscogee, Peach, Talbot, and Taylor counties.

Project bids were received on March 20, and contracts were awarded to the lowest qualified bidders on April 3. The March awards bring the total construction contracts for Fiscal Year 2020 to $502 million. Fiscal Year 2020 began July 1, 2019.

Contractors and consultants including Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs), registered small businesses and veteran-owned small businesses interested in bidding on projects or performing work must prequalify with Georgia DOT. To learn more please visit: https://www.dot.ga.gov/PS/Business/Prequalification/PrequalContractors.

Award Announcement list. Information on schedules, lane closures and detours will be available in advance of construction activities taking place.

Georgia Department of Transportation plans, constructs and maintains Georgia’s state and federal highways. We’re involved in bridge, waterway, public transit, rail, general aviation, bike and pedestrian programs. And we help local governments maintain their roads. Georgia DOT and its nearly 4,000 employees are committed to delivering a transportation system focused on innovation, safety, sustainability, and mobility. The Department’s vision is to boost Georgia’s competitiveness through leadership in transportation.