Georgia DOT Announces Emphasis on Resurfacing, Safety Improvements, Constructions Work, & Bridge Construction

Staff Report From Georgia CEO

Tuesday, May 14th, 2024

In March 2024, the Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) granted 6 projects, encompassing resurfacing, safety improvements, construction work, and bridge construction.

The largest single investment, valued at approximately $16 million, is allocated to a bridge construction project covering 0.653 miles and involving the construction of two bridges and approaches. This project spans State Route (SR) 83 over Lee Creek and over the Ocmulgee River in Jasper and Monroe counties. The second-largest bridge construction investment, worth approximately $1.3 million, consists of constructing 0.155 miles of a bridge and approaches on Robertson Bridge Road (CR 156) over Barber Creek in Barrow County. These contracts represent 72% of the total award amount.
Approximately $2 million of the total awarded projects are designated for safety projects. The largest investment within these projects involves safety upgrades at the crossing of County Road 271/Tift College Drive at Norfolk Southern Railway #718332G. These upgrades include the installation of railroad warning devices, surface improvements to a full-depth rubber crossing surface and paving the approaches to the crossing along Tift College Drive to improve the crossing profile. Additionally, there are surface improvements at SR 42/North Lee Street at Norfolk Southern Railway #718330T to a full-depth rubber crossing surface in Monroe County. These contracts represent 8% of the total award.
A resurfacing project, valued at $2.7 million or 10% of the awarded funds, involves widening, resurfacing, and shoulder rehabilitation along 6.205 miles of Chalybeate Springs Road, extending from SR 36 to the Meriwether County line in Talbot County.
The remaining awarded funds, valued at approximately $2.7 million, were allocated to one construction project. This project includes the construction of a roundabout on SR 16 at SR 42 in Butts County.
The March awards bring the total construction contracts for Fiscal Year 2024 to $1.76 billion. This total includes TIA, Design-Bid-Build, and locally administered projects. Fiscal Year 2024 began July 1, 2023.  

Award Announcement list (includes rejected and or deferred projects). Bids for Design-Bid-Build projects were received on March 27, and contracts were awarded to the lowest qualified bidders on April 5.

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

Georgia Department of Transportation plans, constructs, and maintains Georgia’s state and federal highways. We’re involved in bridge, waterway, public transit, rail, general aviation, bike, and pedestrian programs. And we help local governments maintain their roads. Georgia DOT and its nearly 4,000 employees are committed to delivering a transportation system focused on innovation, safety, sustainability, and mobility. The Department’s vision is to boost Georgia’s competitiveness through leadership in transportation.