For Immediate Release: Contact: David Spear
GEORGIADOT AWARDS $48 MILLION IN STATEWIDE WORK
ATLANTA– The Georgia Department of Transportation today awarded $48.4 million in transportation system construction, rehabilitation, upgrade, and maintenance contracts across the state, including more than $26 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) federal stimulus funds for upgrades to Interstate Highway 75 in Dooly County.
Georgia DOT has now awarded nearly $754 million in stimulus funds for 263 separate projects throughout the state since the program began in May, 2009.
“Stimulus monies have helped Georgia’s transportation construction industry survive for the past 18 months,” DOT Commissioner Vance C. Smith, Jr., commented, “As we have now very nearly exhausted the Department’s ARRA funds, it is imperative that Georgia identify and implement our own sustainable revenue source if we’re going to continue to grow and maintain our transportation system.”
The Dooly County contract -- $26.5 million to a partnership of C.W. Matthews Contracting Co., Inc., of Marietta, and APAC-Tennessee, Inc., of Memphis -- will provide for asphalt pavement replacement of 5.4 miles of I-75 between a location north of State Route 230 to Pinehurst-Hawkinsville Road (County Road 323).
Among the other projects awarded today are:
- Nearly $3.6 million for traffic signal upgrades and intersection video detection system installations in DeKalb County to be performed by Brooks-Berry-Haynie & Associates, Inc., of Mableton; and
- A $2.7 million contract to resurface more than 18 miles of U.S. Highway 280 in SumterCounty to be done by Reeves Construction Co., Inc., of Macon.
Details on these and further information on other projects awarded today is available at this link: http://tomcat2.dot.state.ga.us/ContractsAdministration/uploads/A100820.pdf
The ARRA is a national effort to create jobs and transform America’s economy to compete in the 21st century. Nationwide, some $48 billion in stimulus investments are being made in transportation infrastructure, including highways, public transit, high speed rail and aviation. Georgia DOT maintains a Web page (www.dot.ga.gov/gastimulus) devoted to stimulus activities to provide specific program information and promote transparency of the process.
The Georgia Department of Transportation is committed to providing a safe, seamless and sustainable transportation system that supports Georgia’s economy and is sensitive to both its citizens and its environment. Georgia is the 3rd fastest-growing state in the nation, yet 49th in per capita spending on transportation. Additional transportation revenues are imperative to grow and sustain Georgia's economic vitality and quality of life through the 21st Century. For general information on the Georgia DOT, please visit our Web site (www.dot.ga.gov).