Georgia

A project first proposed in 2015 is going to construction after the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) awarded a contract July 31 for the installation of a diverging diamond interchange (DDI) at I-75 and State Route 20 in the Henry County town of McDonough.

In May 2006, Scott Stokes founded Southeastern Site Development Inc. (SESD), a heavy civil/infrastructure general contracting firm in Newnan, Ga. Today, his firm is recognized as one of the city of Atlanta's premier road building, site development, excavation, utilities, structures, concrete flatwork and construction contractors working throughout Georgia.

When he was part of the Atlanta City Council, Georgia Congressman and civil right icon John Lewis, who died July 17, was part of what became the largest freeway revolt in the city's history. Highway traffic in Atlanta is infamous and the number of cars and trucks that traverse them each day is legendary.

Yoder & Frey continues to build its team of territory managers with experience in the heavy machinery world, with the latest joiner being Alex Young, who will concentrate on Florida and the surrounding states. Based in Coconut Creek, Fla., Young joins the Yoder & Frey team to focus on developing the brand in the state of Florida, as well as the surrounding states of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia.

Construction is ongoing this summer on an $82.5 million widening and bridge replacement of Interstate 20 across the Savannah River between Georgia and South Carolina. The interstate is being widened from four to six lanes between the Georgia Welcome Center in Augusta and Martintown Road (Exit 1) in North Augusta, S.C.

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) are hard at work on the construction activities related to the I-16/I-75 Interchange Improvement Project in Macon-Bibb County. With a cost of $500 million, GDOT considers the upgrade to the I-16/I-75 interchange to be a top safety and mobility megaproject for the state of Georgia.

Construction at one of metro Atlanta's busiest highway interchanges will take a year more than expected — a delay that will prolong the frustration of hundreds of thousands of commuters. The new I-285 interchange at GA 400, north of the city, was supposed to be finished by the end of this year.

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) began a three-year-long reconstruction and widening project on Macland Road, the department announced. The $22 million project, widening more than 6 mi. of Macland Road between the communities of Powder Springs in western Cobb County and Hiram in eastern Paulding County commenced on July 10.

Motorists traveling Georgia State Route 67 from Statesboro south to I-16, will now see four lanes of pavement the entire way of the 13-mi. project. The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) said it will spend the final months of the two-year project on details like lane dividers, intersections and other improvements.

Takeuchi-US has announced Bill Smith of Cobb County Tractor was presented with Takeuchi's Salesman of the Year award for his successful sales efforts in 2019. This is the third time Smith has taken top honors for Takeuchi after ranking number one again in retail sales for North America.

By-and-large, a fleet of earthmoving equipment on just about any given job site has a variety of manufacturer's machines from "the regular guys" and then maybe one or two from the newer "up and coming" manufacturers. Brent Scarbrough & Co. Inc.