GDOT Awards $31.3M in Construction Contracts for January

Staff Report From Georgia CEO

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

Georgia DOT has awarded 11 construction contracts for statewide transportation projects totaling $31,262,935. The construction, resurfacing, bridge and safety projects included in the award were advertised on December 21, bids were received on January 18 and contracts were awarded to the lowest qualified bidder on February 1.   

The largest single investment is a $14.9 million contract to resurface and rehabilitate 9.5 miles of roadway on Interstate 20/State Route 402, from State Route 5 to Sweetwater Creek in Douglas County. This contract was awarded to C. W. Matthews Contracting Co., Inc. and E.R. Snell Contractor, Inc., and is the only resurfacing project awarded in the state in the month of December, representing 48 percent of the awarded funds. 

Bridge contracts represent 30 percent of the awarded funds, or $9.4 million. A $5.8 million contract was awarded to construct a 0.16 mile bridge on Spanish Creek Road over Long Branch Creek in Coweta County. The remaining $3.63 million of the awarded bridge funds include four separate contracts for bridge construction at various locations in Ware, Charlton and Bulloch counties.

Thirteen percent of awarded funds, or $3.9 million, represent three safety enhancement contracts at various locations in Fulton and DeKalb counties. The remaining nine percent of the awarded funds, or $2.9 million, represents a general construction project to realign intersection stripping on US 19/State Route 9 (Roswell Rd) at Glenridge Drive in DeKalb and Fulton counties.

The January awards bring the total construction contracts for Fiscal Year 2019 to $386 million. Fiscal Year 2019 began July 1, 2018.