THOMASTON — The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced it awarded contracts for seven projects in District 3, the West Central Georgia region on July 31.

Projects in Henry County include:

♦ 6.095 miles of concrete and shoulder rehabilitation on Interstate 75 from south of Walt Stephens Road to south of Georgia 54 in Henry and Clayton counties. The contract was awarded to Webber LLC of The Woodlands, Texas, for $15.4 million. The project is expected to be completed by mid-summer 2021.

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♦ Construction of a diverging diamond interchange on Interstate 75 at Ga. Highway 20. The contract was awarded to CMES Inc. of Norcross for $5.2 million. The project is expected to be completed by the end of spring 2022.

♦ Construction of a bridge and approaches on Ga. Highway 81 over the South River. The contract was awarded to Wright Brothers Construction Company Inc. of Charleston, Tenn., for $4.3 million. The project is expected to be completed by the end of fall 2021.

Projects in other counties include:

♦ Bibb, Lamar, Monroe and Twiggs Counties: the project involves bridge rehabilitation at various locations in these counties. The contract was awarded to Comanche Construction of Georgia LLC of Marietta for $2.4 million. The project is expected to be completed by the middle of fall 2022.

♦ Bibb County: the project involves the resurfacing and shoulder rehabilitation of 8.966 miles of Georgia 19 beginning at the Twiggs County line and extending to Georgia 11/Coliseum Drive. The contract was awarded to Reeves Construction Company of Macon, Georgia for $3.11 million. The project is expected to be completed by mid-summer, 2021.

♦ Stewart and Webster Counties: the project involves the resurfacing and shoulder rehabilitation of 8.061 miles of Ga. Highway 27 from east of Georgia 520 to east of the Kinchafoonee Creek Bridge. The contract was awarded to Robinson Paving Company of Columbus for $2.02 million. The project is expected to be completed by mid-summer 2021.

♦ Monroe County: the project involves the resurfacing of 10.522 miles of Interstate 75 from south of Pea Ridge Road to north of Ga. Highway 42. The contract was awarded to C. W. Matthews Contracting Company Inc. for $10.8 million. The project is expected to be complete by mid-summer 2021.

The contracts were seven of 29 awarded statewide on July 31. The state’s largest single investment involved Henry and Clayton counties’ concrete and shoulder rehabilitation project on Interstate 75. The state’s second largest contract, Monroe County’s resurfacing of more than 10 miles of Interstate 75, was also located in west central Georgia.

The July awards bring the state of Georgia’s total construction contracts for fiscal year 2021 to $88 million, including Transportation Investment Act (TIA) projects, Design-Build and locally administered projects.

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

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