Georgia DOT Awards $151 Million in Construction Contracts

Staff Report

Wednesday, August 31st, 2022

 In July 2022, the Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) awarded a total of 22 projects valued at approximately $150,615,453. 

The largest single investment, worth approximately $35 million, was awarded to Vertical Earth Incorporated. This widening and reconstruction project consists of 2.373 miles on SR 9 from McFarland Road to Post Road/Mullinax Road in Forsyth County. This contract, along with one other widening and reconstruction contract, represents 34 percent of the awarded funds.

The second largest contract is a safety project worth approximately $10 million. This project was awarded to C.W. Matthews Contracting Company, Inc and will consist of 1.278 miles of pedestrian upgrades and realignment on US 441/SR 15 from I-85/SR 403 to Faulkner Road in Banks County. It also includes the construction of a median from the Jackson County Line to south of I-85/SR 403. This contract, along with three other safety projects, represent 20 percent, or approximately $21 million, of the awarded funds.

Bridge Construction projects represent 31 percent, or approximately $33 million, of the awarded funds. 

Approximately $15 million, or 14 percent, of the awarded funds were for bridge rehabilitation projects.

The remaining one percent is allotted for a construction project in Toombs County.

The July awards bring the total construction contracts for Fiscal Year 2023 to $151 million. This total includes TIA, Design-Bid-Build and locally administered projects. Fiscal Year 2023 began July 1, 2022. 

Award Announcement list (includes rejected and or deferred projects). Bids for Design-Bid-Build projects were received on July 22, and contracts were awarded to the lowest qualified bidders on August 5.

Supplemental Award Announcement (includes previously deferred projects that have now been let). 

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

Contractors and consultants, including Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs), registered small businesses and veteran-owned small businesses interested in bidding on projects or performing work must prequalify with Georgia DOT. To learn more, please visit