Georgia DOT awards more than $65 million in construction contracts in April

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DeKalb County replacing three I-285 Eastside bridges  

ATLANTA—Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT )in April awarded 15 construction contracts for statewide transportation projects totaling $65,061,289, officials announced today (May 24). 

A Design-Build project was awarded to Archer Western Construction, LLC  for the I-285 Eastside Bridges project in DeKalb County. Archer Western was selected from among four bidders and was ranked as having the best value score.  The project calls for replacing the existing bridges over Interstate-285 at State Route 12/US 278/Covington Highway, Redwing Circle and Glenwood Road. All new bridges will be constructed with spans long enough to accommodate the express lanes.  To learn more about the  DeKalb County project,visit: http://www.dot.ga.gov/PS/Innovative/DesignBuild.

The  single-largest Georgia DOT  investment, worth approximately $25.3 million, was awarded to Reeves Construction Company. This Transportation Investment Act (TIA) project will widen and reconstruct 5.89 miles on US 1/State Route 4, from the Louisville Bypass at Clarks Mill Road (County Road 325) to Mennonite Church Road (County Road 138) in Jefferson County.

The contract represents 39 percent of the awarded funds. To learn more about TIA visit: http://www.ga-tia.com/

The second-largest contract, worth almost $3.9 million, was awarded to TRP Construction Group, LLC for 28.35 miles of pavement marking upgrades on I-16/State Route 404. Construction will start from west of State Route 26 and to west of Oakhurst Road in Laurens and Treutlen counties. This contract along with six other safety contracts, represents 17 percent or approximately $10.9 million of the awarded funds.

The remaining 44 percent or approximately $28.8 million, is allotted for bridge construction and resurfacing projects at various locations throughout the state.


The April awards bring the total construction contracts for Fiscal Year 2021 to approximately $1.2 billion. This total includes TIA, Design-Bid-Build, Design-Build and locally administered projects. Fiscal Year 2021 began July 1, 2020.

Award Announcement list (i
ncludes rejected and or deferred projects). Bids for Design-Bid-Build projects were received on April 16 and contracts were awarded to the lowest qualified bidders on April 30.

Information on schedules, lane closures and detours will be available in advance of construction activities taking place.

To learn more about the  DeKalb County project,visit: http://www.dot.ga.gov/PS/Innovative/DesignBuild.

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