Georgia DOT Annual Report 2022 shows major projects in design

Photo shows work crews pouring concrete at new bridge on state route 81, August 2021 (Georgia DOT photo).

Georgia DOT submits an annual report on major projects to the state legislature each January. The report includes all active state DOT projects with estimated total costs greater than $10 million dollars.

As of the January 2022 report, the state has nine projects either in design or right of way acquisition within Henry County. The pre-construction projects represent a planned investment greater than $500 million dollars over the next couple of years.

In addition, several state DOT projects are under construction in the county. They include the diverging diamond interchange in McDonough and a roundabout at SR 155 and Panola Road. Finally, the new bridge on state route 81 opened in December.

Georgia DOT Annual Report 2022

The Georgia DOT annual report includes the below projects in pre-construction stages. Pre-construction includes either design (preliminary engineering) or right of way acquisition. The list below includes each project’s total estimated cost, the year right of way begins and the year construction starts.

SR 42 from downtown McDonough to SR 138

  • Road widening project
  • Total estimated costs: $132.2 million
  • Right of Way: FY 2022–2024
  • Construction: FY 2027

SR 155 from I-75 to SR 42

  • Road widening project
  • Total estimated costs: $50 million
  • Right of Way: FY 2024
  • Construction: FY 2026
Planned Roundabout
SR 20 at McDonough Parkway
(Clayton Carte photo)

SR 20 from I-75 to Phillips Drive

  • Road widening project
  • Total estimated costs: $31.2 million
  • Right of Way: In Progress
  • Construction: FY 2022

SR 42 over Norfolk Southern

  • Bridge replacement project near Harris Drive
  • Total estimated costs: $15.8 million
  • Right of Way: In Progress
  • Construction: FY 2025

Western Parallel Connector

  • New roadway project between Hudson Bridge Road and Jonesboro Road
  • Total estimated costs: $54.2 million
  • Right of Way: In Progress
  • Construction: FY 2023

SR 81 from Postmaster Drive to Bethany Road

  • Road widening project
  • Total estimated costs: $39.7 million
  • Right of Way: FY 2022
  • Construction: FY 2025

Rock Quarry Road from Eagles Landing Parkway to SR 138

  • Road widening project
  • Total estimated costs: $35.5 million
  • Right of Way: In Progress
  • Construction: FY 2023
New Exit Preliminary Concept (Georgia DOT photo)

I-75 at Bethlehem Road

  • New exit / interchange
  • Total estimated costs: $120 million
  • Right of Way: FY 2023
  • Construction: FY 2024

SR 42 from I-675 to SR 138

  • Road widening project
  • Total estimated costs: $47.9 million
  • Right of Way: In Progress
  • Construction: FY 2023

The list above is not inclusive of all state projects within the county. For example, the widening project along highway 42 in downtown Locust Grove is not included above. The project’s total costs are less than $10 million. Construction will start later this year to add a second southbound lane.

Other projects, such as intersections, generally fall below the $10 million dollars threshold. A roundabout project at state route 81 and Snapping Shoals Road starts construction before year-end.

Featured image shows the new bridge on state route 81 during construction. Photo credit Georgia DOT.

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Clayton Carte is the founder and owner of Moving Henry Forward Community News. Since 2017, he has written over 900 articles sharing local updates with the community. Now, in 2022, he is running for Georgia State House District 117 to advocate for Henry County at the State Capitol.