Henry County is among the areas which will benefit from millions of dollars in statewide road projects.
The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) announced the approval of design-and-construction work for a 1.2-mile, northbound auxiliary lane between Eagle’s Landing Parkway/Hudson Bridge Road, and Interstate 675.
“The work, which will include reconstructing the Walt Stephens Road overpass above I-75, will match a southbound auxiliary lane added in 2009, and result in four lanes available in each direction through this crowded corridor,” according to a press statement provided late Wednesday by GDOT.
“E.R. Snell Contractor, Inc., of Snellville, will perform the work for $7.5 million. It is scheduled for completion in December, 2013,” the press statement reported.
Thirteen awards for transportation projects bring Georgia DOT totals to 262 new projects begun for 2011, valued at more than $925 million.
“The department also funded more than $61 million in local work for Georgia cities and counties,” the release said.
“All across Georgia this past year, the Department of Transportation completed, continued, and began, important safety and mobility projects, like this upcoming I-75 work,” GDOT Commissioner Keith Golden said in the press statement.
“In addition to improving our state’s transportation infrastructure, we invested a billion dollars in our economy and provided jobs for thousands of our citizens. “It was a good year’s work,” he said.
Information on construction-and lane-closure schedules will be released before work begins. For more information, visit http://tomcat2.dot.state.ga.us/ContractsAdministration/uploads/A11121611.pdf.