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Vidalia Firm Gets DOT Job
Monday, 07 December 2009

December 7--  A Vidalia company has been awarded a $30 million contract to widen U.S. Highway 1 in Appling County.  McLendon Enterprises will construct the nine-mile project from the Bacon County line and extending north of State Highway 15.  The announcement was made in the below news release from the Georgia Department of Transportation.

Georgia DOT Commissioner Vance C. Smith, Jr. today announced that $110 million was awarded in November for widening, resurfacing and bridge replacement projects throughout Georgia.

The November awards included 20 projects, valued at $105 million, funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) federal stimulus program. These projects include:

·         A $30 million project in Appling County to widen US 1/SR 4 beginning at the Bacon County Line and extending north of SR 15. The project, which includes construction of four bridges was awarded to McLendon Enterprises Inc., of Vidalia, is scheduled to be completed August 31, 2012.

·         A $19.8 million project in Lowndes County to resurface 17 miles of I-75 beginning at the Florida State Line and extending north of SR 38. The project was awarded to The Scruggs Company/Reames & Son Construction Co. Inc., of Hahira and is scheduled to be completed December 31, 2010.

·         An $8.3 million project in Fulton County to replace the Mitchell Street Bridge over the Norfolk Southern Railroad in downtown Atlanta. The project was awarded to Archer Western Contractors, LTD, of Atlanta, and is scheduled to be completed May 31, 2012.

 “With these November projects, the Georgia DOT has now awarded 155 stimulus projects valued at more than $506 million,” Smith said. “The federal stimulus program is enabling the Department to continue funding important capitol projects throughout the state. These projects improve connectivity for residents, improve safety and promote economic development in communities hard hit by the economy.”

Information regarding all projects awarded in November may be found at http://tomcat2.dot.state.ga.us/ContractsAdministration/uploads/A091120.pdf

The Georgia DOT maintains 18,000 state highways and interstates miles or 15.5 percent of the 116,000 miles of public roads in Georgia. These state highways and interstates carry 63 percent of the total vehicle miles travelled statewide.  Due to the dedication of Georgia DOT employees, Georgia’s highways have consistently been rated among the nation’s best maintained highways.

The Georgia Department of Transportation is committed to providing a safe, seamless and sustainable transportation system that supports Georgia’s economy and is sensitive to both its citizens and its environment. Additional transportation revenues are imperative to grow and sustain Georgia's economic vitality and quality of life through the 21st Century.  Georgia is the 3rd fastest-growing state in the nation, yet 49th in per capita spending on transportation.  For general information on the Georgia DOT, please visit our Web site (www.dot.ga.gov).



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