Construction is in high gear for the Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) and State Transportation Board Member Jerry Shearin, who represents Congressional District 14, applauds the department’s efforts on improving roadways in Floyd and Gordon counties.

“Transportation is a key issue in Georgia – one the department, the General Assembly and local communities have been working to improve for quite some time now,” said Board Member Jerry Shearin. “I appreciate and support the efforts put forth by State Reps. Meadows, Jasperse, Lumsden, Dempsey and Coomer, State Sens. Hufstetler and Payne, and the department to be fiscally responsible with the new funding made available by the Transportation Funding Act, as well as their steadfast commitment to support Georgia’s growing economy and improve mobility, safety and travel times throughout the state and in Congressional District 14.”

Georgia DOT has several ongoing projects in Congressional District 14. In February, GDOT awarded a 10.1 mile long resurfacing and shoulder rehabilitation project on SR 100 which begins in Polk County and extends into Floyd County (M005632). This $2.47 million project will improve the condition of SR 100 vastly and lead to greater safety along the route. The project has a current completion date of winter 2019.

In Gordon County, a $6.6 million bridge replacement project is underway on SR 225 replacing bridges over New Town Creek and Coosawattee River (PI 631570). The bridge over the Coosawattee River was built in 1955 and the bridge over New Town Creek was built in 1952. This project also incorporates a realignment of SR 225 to make the roadway safer for drivers. The realignment will correct the substandard curvature and super elevation, making the curves softer and providing adequate banking. This project is has an anticipated completion date of May 2019.

Georgia DOT is committed to providing the best transportation system for motorists. As a part of this effort, Georgia DOT conducts numerous road construction and maintenance projects on the state highway system. These projects are a part of our effort to preserve and maintain one of Georgia’s best investments: our roads. To find more information on ongoing or upcoming projects, please visithttp://www.dot.ga.gov/BS/Projects.