State Route 142 widen­ing con­tract awarded

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A $13.6 mil­lion con­tract has been awarded to South­east­ern Site Devel­op­ment, Inc., of New­nan, to widen and re­con­struct ad­di­tional lanes on State Route 142 be­tween I-20 and Al­covy Road.

Ac­cord­ing to the Ge­or­gia Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion, a typ­i­cal sec­tion in­cludes two 12-foot lanes in each di­rec­tion, a 20-foot raised me­dian and turn lanes as re­quired.

In­dus­trial devel­op­ment along this cor­ri­dor has con­trib­uted to a steady in­crease in traf­fic, the Ge­or­gia Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion (GDOT) stated in a press re­lease Wed­nes­day. The widen­ing will in­crease the ca­pac­ity of the road­way to ac­com­mo­date higher traf­fic vol­umes, while re­duc­ing con­ges­tion due to lack of pass­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties.

The an­tic­i­pated com­ple- tion date for the project is June 30, 2019.

GDOT awarded seven con­tracts in­side the 27-county east cen­tral district to­tal­ing over $54 mil­lion. Statewide, GDOT awarded $79 mil­lion in projects this Septem­ber cy­cle. Other projects in­clude: A $21.3 mil­lion con­tract with Everett Dykes Grass­ing Co., Inc. of Cochran for widen­ing and re­con­struc­tion of 4.3 miles of U.S. 23/ State Route 87 (Cochran By­pass) be­gin­ning north of Foskey Road to Dkyes Cir­cle in Bleck­ley County. The plans in­clude pro­vid­ing grade sep­a­ra­tion at the Nor­folk South­ern Rail­road and SR 87 by way of an over­pass bridge. The project con­nects to an ex­ist­ing five-lane sec­tion south of Cochran and to an ex­ist­ing four-lane sec­tion north of Cochran;

A $1.9 mil­lion project in Bald­win County to mill, plant mix resur­fac­ing and sin­gle sur­face treat­ment paving along 4.717 miles on SR 243 be­gin­ning at US 441 By­pass/SR 29 and ex­tend­ing to SR 22 (Mont­gomery Street);

An $8.2 mil­lion project in Columbia/McDuffie to cover 21.955 miles of con­crete pave­ment re­place­ment on I-20 be­gin­ning at State Route 10 and ex­tend­ing east of State Route 383. This area from mile 172 to mile 194 has re­ceived spot slab re­place­ments re­cently. This project will com­pletely re­place slabs and redo drainage in the cor­ri­dor and has an ex­pected com­ple­tion date of Au­gust;

Milling, in­lay, plant mix resur­fac­ing, sin­gle sur­face treat­ment paving and shoul­der re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion along 4.984 miles on State Route 46 be­gin­ning at US 1/State Route 4 in Emanuel and ex­tend­ing to the Can­dler County line. The $1.2 mil­lion project has an Au­gust 2017 com­ple­tion.

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