Georgia DOT Awards $52 Million in Construction Contracts in October
ATLANTA, GA – Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) awarded 21 construction contracts for statewide transportation projects totaling $52,247,617.
The largest single investment, worth approximately $16.2 million, was awarded to Everett Dykes Grassing Company Inc. to widen and reconstruct 3.63 miles of Interstate1/State Route 4 from State Route 56 to west of State Route 15/State Route 29 in Toombs County. The second largest contract, $3.6 million, was awarded to C & H Paving, Inc. to widen and reconstruct passing lanes on State Route 43 in Lincoln County. Both contracts represent 38 percent or $20 million of the awarded funds and are Transportation Investment Act (TIA) projects.
Two additional TIA projects were awarded for resurfacing and shoulder rehabilitation at various locations in Bacon and McDuffie counties.
In 2012, voters in three Georgia regions approved a 10-year one percent sales tax to fund regional and local transportation improvements. In 2018, an additional region was added. Georgia DOT is responsible for the management of the budget, schedule, execution and delivery of all projects contained in the Approved Investment Lists. To learn more visit: http://www.ga-tia.com/.
Safety contracts represent 14 percent, or $7.1 million of the awarded funds. These projects include the installation of rumble strips, interchange lighting upgrades and roundabout construction at various locations across the state.
The remaining 48 percent, or $25.1 million, is allotted for resurfacing, bridge rehabilitation and bridge construction projects at various locations throughout the state.
The October awards bring the total construction contracts for Fiscal Year 2021 to $366.5 million. This total includes TIA, Design-Bid-Build and locally administered projects. Fiscal Year 2021 began July 1, 2020.
Award Announcement list (includes rejected and deferred projects). Bids for Design-Bid-Build projects were received on October 16 and contracts were awarded to the lowest qualified bidders on October 30.
Information on schedules, lane closures and detours will be available in advance of construction activities taking place.
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: http://www.dot.ga.gov/PS/Business/Prequalification/PrequalContractors.
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.