GDOT announces it has awarded contract for 301

Work could begin soon on resurfacing State Route (SR) 301 in Dade County. The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has just awarded a contract to Northwest Georgia Paving Inc. of Calhoun, Georgia, valued at nearly $2.5 million for a construction project to resurface a 10-mile portion of the highway.

The project includes 10.340 miles of resurfacing and shoulder rehabilitation on SR 301, beginning at the southern end of the highway in Catoosa County by the Alabama State line and extending to the Alabama state line.

“This project and others like it in northwest Georgia add up to these two things--better mobility and a better quality of life for all the area’s residents,” said Dewayne Comer, district engineer at the Georgia DOT office in Cartersville.

This resurfacing project is scheduled to be completed by the end of February 2018, at a construction cost of $2,472,559. 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 most recent bid awards are available via Award Announcement Download at:

The Georgia Department of Transportation continues its 2017 construction program.

Dozens of important roadway improvement projects are ongoing throughout the state 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 or visit<> before you get into your car.

GDOT's Drive-Alert-Arrive-Alive campaign calls attention to an alarming increase in roadway fatalities across Georgia, many resulting from preventable crashes and distracted driving. Drive-Alert-Arrive-Alive implores motorists to buckle up; stay off the phone and no texting; and drive alert. Visit<>. #ArriveAliveGA.

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