ATLANTA (June 20, 2018)  |  Sen. Blake Tillery (R – Vidalia) recently announced that project contracts have been awarded to three District 19 communities from the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT). The projects, located in Tattnall, Treutlen and Wayne counties, are collectively worth over $2.4 million, and are part of the more than $112.6 million awarded for projects statewide.

“This would not be possible without the hard work of our great men and women at GDOT, our state house colleagues, local elected officials who saw the need for improvements to the roads in these areas and the taxpayers of Georgia,” said Sen. Tillery. “Ensuring that these roads are both free of potholes and other hazards, as well as guaranteeing the roads are up-to-code, is important to the safety of riders and drivers. I look forward to the completion of these projects for the citizens in these counties and all those who travel on these roads.”

The project in Tattnall County, worth over $959,000, will address six miles of resurfacing on SR 144 from east of SR 121 to west of SR 23. The project in Treutlen County, worth $590,000, will address eight miles of resurfacing on SR 15 from the Montgomery County line to south of I-16. The project in Wayne County is worth over $939,000 and will address four miles of reconstruction and widening on Rayonier Road. All three projects are estimated to be completed by March 31, 2019.

Information on schedules, lane closures and detours will be made available on the Georgia DOT website in advance of construction activities.

Details on all projects awarded can be found through the Award Announcement Downloads link at