The Georgia Department of Transportation recently awarded a $25.2-million-dollar contract to resurface parts of interstate 75 in Bartow and Gordan Counties according to an article first published by the Rome News Tribune.

The article states that C.W. Matthews Contracting Co. won the bid where they will mill and repave around 21 miles of interstate between Dew Pond Road in Gordan to U.S. 411 in Bartow. There hasn’t been a start date announced yet, however the contract states that the work must be completed by January 31, 2024.

The article continues and states that this is the largest award the Georgia Department of Transportation made during its monthly round of lettings that was announced on Tuesday. In total there were 22 projects announced for a total amount of 162 million dollars.  According to the GDOT website this project was selected by the State Maintenance Office to improve the current paces rating.

The GDOT paces rating is a system that rates a roadway based on any deficiencies that can be found on it. These ratings are performed yearly between October 1st and December 31st for the states entire highway system. According to GDOT any roadway that receives a ranking of 70 or below out of 100 warrants resurfacing of that roadway.

The majority of this project will take place in Bartow County starting on the I-75 Bartow and Gordan County line. The resurfacing will continue south through Bartow County on 75 until it reaches Highway 411 near Aubrey Lake. When more information about this projects start date and completion date becomes available we will update this story.