|On Time, on budget: Road Improvements Continue
Construction to Begin Soon on State Route 382 Extension in Gilmer County
ELLIJAY, Ga. – Work could begin soon on improving and extending State Route (SR) 382 in Gilmer County. Georgia DOT has just awarded a contract to C.W. Matthews Contracting CO, Inc. of Marietta, Georgia, valued at over seven million dollars for a project to widen and extend the highway.
The project will extend SR 382 from Old Highway 5 to SR 515 on new location for 0.35 mile. The proposed SR 382 would begin on new location just west of SR 515. A roundabout would be installed where the new roadway crosses SR 515, just south of the existing intersection of SR 382 and SR 515 and the new roadway would then extend in an easterly direction until it connects to SR 515. The SR 382 remnant would be closed and would become a cul-de-sac. The typical section will consist of two 12-foot travel lanes with 10-foot shoulders. There will also be two 6.5-foot paved bike lanes designed within the 10-foot shoulders to accommodate bike traffic. The total project length is approximately 0.822 mil.
“Upon completion, this project will improve the flow of traffic in the area, make it safer and help the public get where they need to go in Gilmer County,” said Grant Waldrop, district engineer at the Georgia DOT office in White.
This reconstruction project is scheduled to be completed by the end of May 2021 at a construction cost of $7,452,228. 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 the Award Announcement Download at: https://www.bidx.com/ga/letting?lettingid=19041901.
The public is urged to “know before you go.” For real-time information on active construction, incidents and more, call 511 or visit www511ga.org before you get into your car.
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