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Contact: Ines Owens, Acting Director

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GDOT Project Awarded to Pulaski County

ATLANTA (July 27, 2016) | Sen. Larry Walker III, Rep. Buddy Harden and Pulaski County Sole Commissioner Butch Hall, announced this week a Georgia Department of Transportation contract awarded to Pulaski County totaling $15.2 million. This project will address construction of two bridges and approaches for 1.5 miles on State Route 26 over the Ocmulgee River. The anticipated completion date for the project is June 30, 2019.

The Pulaski County project is part of the $171.3 million award announced by DOT for statewide construction projects. The total amount will spread across some 55 projects around the state. These projects were advertised for bids in May, bids were received in June and contracts were awarded on July 1.

“I’m delighted that GDOT has awarded this significant project to Pulaski County, which will greatly enhance the safety and capacity of the major transportation artery serving the region,” said Sen. Walker. “Much work has gone into bringing this large project to fruition and I commend Rep. Harden and Commissioner Hall for their leadership and persistent efforts. Their determination brought the award, which will improve safety and convenience for our citizens, to our local community. This project will positively impact job growth and new industry attraction in Pulaski and the surrounding counties.”

Information on schedules, lane closures and detours will be made available in advance of construction activities on GDOT’s website. 

Georgia DOT’s active summer construction season includes many of these projects. Know before you go. For details about summer construction, visit 511ga.org.

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Sen. Larry Walker III represents the 20th Senate District, which includes all of Bleckley, Laurens, Pulaski Counties and most of Houston County. He may be reached at his Atlanta office at 404.656.0081 or by email at larry.walker@senate.ga.gov.

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