$56.5 million contract awarded to widen Ga. 140

The Georgia Department of Transportation has awarded a nearly $56.5 million contract to widen Ga. 140 from Ga. 53 in Floyd County east into Bartow County.

It’s the third phase of a project that runs to Interstate 75 in Adairsville and includes two bridge replacements.

This is great news for travelers on the corridor, it brings improved safety, as well as increased economic development opportunities for North Bartow and Floyd.

– State Rep. Christian Coomer, R-Cartersville.

The 6.7 miles of road will be widened to four lanes from two lanes and will include a 44-foot grassed median.

Part of the project includes improving and realigning the intersections with side roads.

G.P.’s Enterprises, Inc. of Auburn, Georgia, won the contract with a low bid of $56,489,887. The company is scheduled to start work this month and complete the project by June 30, 2021.

GDOT district spokesman Mohamed Arafa said information about lane closings would be announced as they are

Calhoun-based Northwest Georgia Paving is already working on the I-mile section from 1-75.

The corridor serves residential, agricultural, commercial and industrial communities, and is a heavy truck route and a school bus route.

The project was designed to accommodate current and future traffic, and to increase safety.

G.P.’s bid is $465,584 lower than the lowest price offered during the first call for bids in February.
CMES was the low-bidder then but apparently could not get bonded, prompting GDOT to bid the project a second time.