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Smoother roads coming to Newton and Walton

COVINGTON, Ga. —  The Georgia Department of Transportation announced four roadway resurfacing projects earlier this week — one of which is in Newton and Walton counties.

With the lowest bid of $2.582 million, Pittman Construction Co. will perform 8.4 miles of resurfacing and shoulder rehab in Newton and Walton counties. The resurfacing and shoulder rehab will be performed on U.S. 278/state Route 12 from east of state Route 142 to the Morgan County line. 

Columbia and Richmond counties were awarded the $1.278 million project to repave Interstate 20 from east of Belair Road (Exit 194) to west of the I-520 interchange at state Route 232. The total project will stand 2.029 miles and was awarded to Reeves Construction Co., the lowest bidder.

Richmond County was awarded a $1.874 million project to repave and redo highway shoulders on state Route 10/Gordon Highway from east of Robinson Avenue to west of state Route 383/Jimmie Dyess Parkway. In addition, Richmond County was awarded a $2.194 million resurfacing project for 6.13 miles on I-520 from east of state Route 56 to the South Carolina state line.

All four projects are expected to be completed by Oct. 31.

The awards brought the total construction contract for fiscal year 2020 to $170 million, according to GDOT. Fiscal year 2020 began July 1, 2019.

More information regarding schedules and lane closures will be made available to the public before construction begins.