ATLANTA, GA – The widening of two sections of an important South Georgia economic development highway are among some $85 million in new transportation infrastructure improvements announced yesterday by the Georgia Department of Transportation.
In Brooks and Colquitt counties in Southwest Georgia, contractors will widen more than 11 miles of State Route 133, a 66-mile Governor’s Road Improvement Program (GRIP) corridor stretching from Albany to Valdosta. The Brooks work – on a 6.7 mile section – will extend from Pauline Church Road to Troupeville Road. It will be done by Reames and Son Construction Company, Inc., of Valdosta, for $20.7 million and is to be finished by June 30, 2016. The $15 million Colquitt section is on 4.4 miles between the Moultrie Bypass/State Route 35 and Hawthorne Drive. Reames will perform that work also with a targeted completion date of July 31, 2016. The GRIP program was begun in 1989 and is designed to insure that virtually all Georgia communities have close access to four-lane state highways and also to the Interstate Highway System.
Information on construction schedules, lanes closures and possible detours on each project will be made available in advance of construction activities. Georgia DOT requests that all motorists exercise caution at all times, especially in Department work zones where workers and heavy equipment are in close proximity to roadways.
Details on these and other newly awarded projects can be found through the Award Announcement Downloads at: https://www.bidx.com/ga/letting?lettingid=14062001
Since January, Georgia DOT has awarded 80 major construction contracts across the state valued at more than $421 million. However, the Department’s ability to continue maintaining and growing the state’s transportation network will be severely restricted beginning next month unless Congress acts immediately to provide necessary federal funding.
Source: Georgia Department of Transportation