ATLANTA (February 1, 2017)  |  Sen. Blake Tillery (R – Vidalia) announced today that three Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) projects were awarded to Senate District 19 in Appling, Liberty, Long and Wheeler Counties totaling over $7.1 million. The awards were part of the over $54 million awarded to 25 contracts across the state. Projects were advertised for bids in November, bids were received in December and contracts were awarded on January 5 and 6.

“Maintaining and improving our infrastructure is a vital component of keeping our district safe,” said Sen. Tillery.  “Resurfacing roads and constructing bridges is crucial to bringing people and businesses to District 19 and promoting growth throughout southeast Georgia. It’s great to see this investment being made in our district and I look forward to supporting projects like these in the future.”

The award for Appling County, worth $2.1 million, will resurface SR 144 from SR 27 to the Oneway Connector. The contract awarded to Liberty and Long counties, worth $3.5 million, will address deteriorating pavement by resurfacing and completing shoulder rehab on SR 144 from the Tattnall County line to SR 119. The anticipated completion date for the projects in Appling, Liberty and Long Counties is November 30, 2017. The third contract, awarded to Wheeler County, will construct a bridge and approaches over Alligator Creek on CR 197. The project will cost approximately $1.5 million and the estimated completion date is March 31, 2018.

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