Georgia Department of Transportation

Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) awarded 32 construction contracts for statewide transportation projects totaling $58,534,346. The largest single awarded investment, worth approximately $6.3 million, was awarded to Oxford Construction Company to construct 0.578 mi.

A little more than three years into a projected eight-year interchange project in Macon, the contractor can't seem to buy a break. Environmental issues, flooding and unmarked utilities have added at least a year and a half to the project to improve the I-16/I-75 interchange.

After a winter and spring like no other in U.S. history, where the coronavirus halted most construction, many state DOTs are now either re-opening their road projects or accelerating their efforts with the arrival of summer. Georgia has a long list of large and small highway projects now under construction as either new builds or improvements.

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) and construction partner E.R. Snell Contractor Inc. are set to close Barrow Park Drive and Fred Kilcrease Road for the Winder Bypass widening and construction project in Barrow County. The road closings are part of a three-phased project that will take GA Route 211 around downtown Winder, located northeast of Atlanta, to a bypass ending at GA 316.

By the end of May, crews from Southeastern Site Development Inc. (SSD) will have delivered the Georgia Department of Transportation's $14 million project to widen 2.5 mi. of State Route 142 from FM I-20 to Alcovy Road in Covington, including the widening of a 112-ft.

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) announced in late May that it had awarded 19 construction contracts for statewide transportation projects totaling $113.5 million. The largest of the GDOT's new investments, worth approximately $58.2 million, was awarded to CMES Inc.

Like many Americans in the transportation and infrastructure building industry, Russell McMurray is keeping a close eye on the prospects of a massive new economic stimulus bill currently before the U.S. Senate. The U.S. House passed a $3 trillion coronavirus relief package on May 15 designed to, among other things, provide aid money to a range of concerns across the country, as well as additional $1,200 payments to American taxpayers.

The ongoing shortage of construction workers is affecting general contractors and subcontractors in many states. This is very much the situation for the membership of the Georgia Highway Construction Association (GHCA), which has the twin challenge of replacing an existing aging workforce, where retirements occur daily, all while seriously increasing the labor pool to meet the demand of increasing amount of work being asked for by the Georgia Department of Transportation, large cities such as Atlanta and by smaller counties.

Punch list items are all that remain on the Georgia Department of Transportation's (GDOT) $8 million rehabilitation of 11 bridges over Interstate 20 and Interstate 16, which raised the height of bridges in Newton, Green, Morgan, Taliaferro and Laurens counties.

Did you know that road surfaces throughout the state have a distinct recipe designed for sustainability, preservation and safety? And that every type of material used or installed on Georgia DOT construction and maintenance projects must be tested and approved before use? Whether it's concrete curing time, steel tensile strength, assessing potential ground contaminants, evaluating new products or everything in between — Georgia DOT's Office of Materials and Testing (OMAT) determines the sweet spot formula for all products to match the unique characteristics of each project.

As the Northeast United States begins to recover from a dangerous nor'easter that has dumped up to 30 inches of snow in some places over the past few days, the Georgia Department of Transportation is practicing and preparing for whatever Mother Nature has in store this winter in the South as part of National Winter Weather Preparedness Week.