Work has just begun on resurfacing State Route (SR) 101 in Floyd and Polk counties. The project consists of 10.54 miles of resurfacing on Highway 101, beginning north of Holiday Drive in Floyd County and extending to Seney Pond Road in Polk County.


“We understand this project may cause the public some inconvenience, but upon completion, it will improve the flow of traffic on the highway, make it safer, and help the public get where they need to go in Floyd and Polk counties,” said Dewayne Comer, district engineer at the DOT office in Cartersville.


This construction project is scheduled to be completed by the end of February 2017, at a construction cost of $2,136,901.


Georgia DOT awarded a contract to C.W. Matthews Contracting Company, Inc. of Marietta, Georgia, for the $2 million construction project back in April, and issued a notice to proceed early May 2016.


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