State to spend $44M on roads and bridges

State to spend $44M on roads and bridges

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) has awarded 18 contracts for statewide transportation projects totaling $44 million.

Georgia DOT continues to focus on preserving existing infrastructure by addressing deferred maintenance for state highways and bridges with nine awards totaling $27.8 million for resurfacing and maintenance of 84 miles of state highways; and seven contracts totaling $11.8 million for rehabilitation of 27 bridges and construction of five bridges.

Resurfacing and maintenance represent 62 percent of the awarded funds, while bridges represent 26 percent.

"Over the last year, with the funds resulting from the Transportation Funding Act, we have been steadily tackling the conditions of our infrastructure," Georgia DOT Commissioner Russell R. McMurry, P.E. said. "Looking ahead, we anticipate continued improvement in pavement conditions and replacements of our aging bridges."

Oxford Construction Company of Albany bid $3,358,272.77 to pave  5.3 miles in Dougherty County on State Route 300, from Clark Avenue to Branch Road, and on State Route 520 from North Maple Street to Pine Bluff Road.

It should be done by October 31, 2017.

All bids were rejected on a project to build two bridges and approaches on State Route 45 over Cordray's Pond and Cordray's Pond overflow along the Ichawaynochaway Creek.

The state deferred Construction of a bridge and approaches on us 280/State Route 30 over Lake Blackshear in Crisp and Sumter Counties.

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