Work could begin soon on resurfacing State Route (SR) 53 in Floyd County. Georgia DOT has recently awarded a contract to Northwest Georgia Paving, Inc. of Calhoun, Georgia, valued at nearly six million dollars for a construction project to resurface a portion of the highway in Floyd County. The project includes 9.070 miles of milling, inlay and plant mix resurfacing on SR 53, beginning north of the Norfolk Southern Railroad Bridge and extending to SR 140.

“This project and others like it in Northwest Georgia add up to these two things – better mobility and better quality of life for all our area residents,” said Grant Waldrop, district engineer at the Georgia DOT office in Cartersville.

This resurfacing project is scheduled to be completed by the end of August 2019, at a construction cost of $5,571,729. Information on construction and lane closure schedules on this project will be forthcoming before work begins.

More details on this and other projects in the Department’s recent bid awards are available via Award Announcement Download at: https://www.bidx.com/ga/letting?lettingid=18092101.

The Georgia Department of Transportation continues its 2018 construction program.  Dozens of important roadway improvement projects are ongoing this fall throughout northwest Georgia as we work to deliver projects on time and on budget while keeping our transportation network the nation’s finest. Pardon the necessary inconvenience and please drive cautiously and safely at all times, especially in work zones.