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ATLANTA, GA (WALB) - The Georgia Department of Transportation has awarded 19 new contracts worth $45M to transportation improvement projects across the state.

Here is the full press release from the Georgia Department of Transportation

The Georgia Department of Transportation has awarded 19 new contracts valued in excess of  $45 million for transportation improvement projects across the state, including the construction of a system of collector/distributor (CD) lanes along Interstate Highway 20 between Interstate Highway 285 and Panola Road in DeKalb County.

The 4.7-mile CD project, which was awarded to C.W. Matthews Contracting Company, Inc., of Marietta, for $30.9 million, will begin this spring and is scheduled to be completed by August, 2013.  It will construct two, eastbound CD lanes parallel to and on the south side of I-20. 

The lanes are designed to improve mobility and safety in this corridor essentially by moving the heavy local traffic between I-285 and Wesley Chapel Road off of I-20 eastbound and onto the CD lanes.  Detailed information on construction and lane closure schedules will be forthcoming well in advance of occurrence.

 Other projects awarded from the Department's January bid letting included widening a portion of State Route 23 in Candler County and several highway resurfacings throughout the state.  Details are available via this link: HERE

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 HERE.

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 HERE.

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