Work could begin soon on surface treating Hwy 53 in Gordon and Pickens counties. Georgia DOT has recently awarded a contract to Northwest Georgia Paving, Inc. of Calhoun, Georgia, valued at little over a million dollars for a construction project to surface treat a portion of the highway in these two counties. The project includes 1.520 miles of milling and inlay and the installation of rumble strips and high friction surface treatment, beginning east of Ryo Mountain Road and extending to west of Davis Road.

“Transportation projects like this one continue to positively influence the lives of the residents of northwest Georgia by helping improve mobility and enhancing safety,” said Grant Waldrop, district engineer at the Georgia DOT office in Cartersville.

This surface treatment project is scheduled to be completed by the end of April 2019, at a construction cost of $1,034,951. 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:

The Georgia Department of Transportation continues its 2018 construction program.  Dozens of important roadway improvement projects are ongoing this summer 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.

The public is urged to “know before you go.” For real-time information on active construction, incidents and more, call 511 orvisit before you get into your car.