State Route 142 widening contract awarded
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.