Construction awarded to replace SR 81 bridge over South River

Project map (Georgia DOT photo) A bridge originally constructed in 1948 will soon be replaced. GDOT awarded a contract on July 31 to replace the bridge on state route 81 over the South River. The low bid was awarded to Wright Brothers Construction Company, Inc. of Charleston, TN in the amount of $4,299,065.91. The contract... Continue Reading →

New details for state route 81 at New Morn Drive

Georgia DOT has approved the concept report for intersection improvements at state route 81 and New Morn Drive offering new details about the future project. Construction is scheduled to accept bids in January 2022. The intersection was previously converted to an all-way stop control in March 2018 following 52 crashes in a five-year period (2013–2017).... Continue Reading →

Learn more about Garden Lakes

The Atlanta Regional Commission has completed their review of the proposed Garden Lakes community, located in unincorporated Henry County adjacent to the city of Lovejoy and Clayton County. The rezoning request is expected to go before Henry County's zoning advisory board in March and board of commissioners in late spring. The property will be recognizable... Continue Reading →

New development proposes 1,135 units in Hampton

The property outlined in red is the approximate location of the proposed Garden Lakes development. (staff photo) Learn more about Garden Lakes Henry County planning staff have notified the Georgia Department of Community Affairs about a new development of regional impact (DRI) review in the Hampton community. The DRI review is being triggered by a... 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 →

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