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Bobby Jones Expressway stretch to be widened

A $30 million widening of Bobby Jones Expressway is roofed in $97 million in funded projects announced Monday through the Georgia Department of Transportation.

With construction contracts likely to be ready soon, the project likely is certain to get under way from the end of year, based on Don Grantham, the DOT’s Tenille district commissioner.

The project consists of the addition of a lane on Bobby Jones, also known as Interstate 520, in each directions in between Deans Bridge Road and Gordon Highway, widening the section from 4 in order to six lanes.

“It’s really likely to be beneficial, due to the fact a whole lot of visitors gets bottled available online for,” Grantham stated.

The project have been in the works given that Grantham’s predecessor about the transportation board, former DOT Chairman Bill Kuhlke, was a student in office, Grantham stated. Each these are former Augusta Commission members.

“We finally got everything performed, and we’re awarding anything now,” he stated.

The project contains enhancing peak Bobby Jones interchange at Walmart on Deans Bridge Road, Grantham said.

Other projects announced by DOT on Monday consist of cable barrier installations in Dawson, Lumpkin, Douglas, Carroll and Haralson counties, plus the award of an $52 million contract to exchange 11.5 miles of Interstate 75 in Dooly County.
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