Georgia DOT awards contract for $95 million I-85 widening close to Atlanta

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As the primary part of widening a piece of Interstate 85 nears its completion, the Georgia Division of Transportation has named the contractor for the second part of the undertaking.

C.W. Matthews, the contractor on the primary part, has gained the design-build contract with a bid of $94.6 million, in line with the Cobb County Courier.

I-85 widening Phase 2 map in Jackson County Georgia

I-85 widening Section 2 map by the Georgia DOT

The contract entails designing and constructing one extra lane in every route on Interstate 85 northeast of Atlanta, giving it a complete of six lanes, in line with the Georgia DOT. The undertaking between S.R. 53 and U.S. 129 in Jackson County will exchange an overpass bridge and 6 mainline bridges alongside the interstate. Design work is scheduled to be accomplished by the tip of the yr, with development beginning subsequent yr, the GDOT says.

The primary-phase undertaking, which stretches via Gwinnett and Barrow counties to S.R. 53, is scheduled to be accomplished this summer time. Development started in July 2018 and sections of the widened interstate have opened to site visitors.

The GDOT says the second part will likely be accomplished 4 years forward of its authentic

Georgia DOT Phase 1 I-85 widening map for barrow and gwinnett county georgia

Georgia DOT Section 1 map

schedule and open to site visitors in 2023. It’s a part of the state’s Main Mobility Funding Program, which makes use of design-build contracts and public-private partnerships to hurry up development. The GDOT says it was additionally in a position to speed up the undertaking due to no required right-of-way acquisitions and little affect on close by growth.