GDOT awards construction for McDonough DDI

I-75 at state route 20 (staff photo) A project first proposed in 2015 is going to construction after Georgia DOT awarded a contract on Friday for the installation of a diverging diamond interchange at I-75 and state route 20 in McDonough. The project’s estimated completion date is April 30, 2022. The low bid was awarded... Continue Reading →

McDonough DDI undergoes late revisions

I-75 exit 218 / state route 20 in McDonough (staff photo) A late change in concept has altered the upcoming plans to construct a diverging diamond interchange in McDonough. The project, located at I-75 exit 218 / state route 20, is scheduled to accept bids for construction in July 2020. The previous concept for the... Continue Reading →

McDonough Planning Commission meets Tuesday

Symphony Park is a proposed development located behind (south of) Publix at Lake Dow. (Blue River Development photo) The McDonough Planning Commission meets on Tuesday, March 10, at 6 pm. Meetings are held at McDonough city hall and are free and open to the public to attend. This is one meeting residents need to attend!... Continue Reading →

GDOT: One-Way Pair to be complete by the end of summer 2020

Georgia DOT leadership has responded to the city of McDonough’s request for an update regarding the McDonough One-Way Pair project. The big question—when can residents expect its completion—has been answered: by the end of summer 2020. The McDonough One-Way Pair project started construction in summer 2017 to construct an east-west one-way pair through downtown McDonough.... Continue Reading →

Three GDOT projects that let in 2020

Happy New Year! Here are three Georgia DOT projects that let for construction in 2020. Letting for construction represents the month bids are due from contractors to the state. The notice to proceed and first signs of construction usually occur within six to eight weeks after the let date. State Route 81 at South RiverReplacing... Continue Reading →

Waffle House closes on eve of annexation vote

After over thirty years in business, the Waffle House at 1148 Highway 20/81 West has closed the week before the McDonough city council is scheduled to consider voting on an annexation request for the property. If approved, ForCAST Real Estate Development will demolish the structure and redevelop the property with a new Valvoline Oil Change.... Continue Reading →

Diverging Diamond Interchange delayed to 2020

Residents will have to wait a few months longer before the much anticipated diverging diamond interchange breaks ground in McDonough. Georgia DOT has delayed the construction bid to a let date of May 2020 instead of the original September 2019 timeline. Once built, the DDI will improve traffic flow and reduce crashes at I-75 exit... Continue Reading →

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