The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has announced two new road projects in Northwest Georgia were awarded contracts totaling more than $50.8 million. The projects were part of the $195 million in projects awarded contracts across the state last month.
The first project will widen State Route 101 in Rome, also known as 2nd Avenue, from the Oostanaula River to just north of SR 20 by adding medians and turn lanes at intersections along the route. It will also remove a portion of North Second Avenue and reroute traffic to the intersection at North 2nd Ave/SR-101and Turner McCall Blvd. The $26.2 million project was awarded to C.W. Matthews Contracting Co. and does not have an estimated completion date at this time.

C.W. Matthews Contracting Co. was also awarded the $24.7 contract to widen a portion of SR 5 in Fannin County. The project begins at Old Flowers Road and extends 1.8 miles to SR 60 and includes a roundabout at the intersection with School Street. Construction should be completed by March 31, 2026.

“Both of these projects will have a profound impact on their communities when they are completed,” GDOT District Six Preconstruction Engineer David Acree said. “The Department of Transportation works hard to improve the safety and efficiency of state routes for the traveling public.”