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NWGA Awarded Almost $16 Million for Bridge and Road Improvements

Northwest Georgia received almost $16 million in new contracts in January. The largest contract for the area will repair six bridges over I-20 in Carroll County for approximately $7.5 million. 

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“Engineers recently inspected the six bridges and recommended them for repairs,” said Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) District Six Engineer Grand Waldrop. “The project dovetails with our current I-20 resurfacing project through Carroll and Haralson counties.”

GDOT awarded $60 million in contracts throughout Georgia. District Six in Northwest Georgia received $15.9 million for five contracts for projects that will be getting underway in the coming months.

The bridge rehabilitation contract, with a March 31, 2024 completion date, was the largest contract awarded in District Six. Other contracts include:

  • Resurfacing 7.4 miles of US 27 in Polk County. The contract was awarded for $4.2 million with a completion date of December 31, 2021.
  • Resurfacing 3.5 miles of the SR 1 Loop in Floyd County. The project will cost approximately $1.7 million and be completed December 31, 2021.
  • Resurfacing 6.8 miles of US 76 in Murray County. The $1.7 million project is slated to be completed December 31, 2021.
  • Intersection improvements on US 27 in Walker County. The $862,655 contract is expected to be completed October 31, 2021.
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