Contracts awarded by GDOT include funding for Dawson County


DAWSONVILLE, Ga. —  Georgia Department of Transportation awarded contracts for 10 construction projects in June, including the widening of Hulsey Road in Dawson County. The total cost of the contracts was just over $28 million.

The largest project awarded was for the third phase of the Cleveland Bypass in White County. That widening project represents an $11 million investment in White County. It was awarded to CMES, Inc.

GDOT also awarded the contract for a long-awaited widening of Hulsey Road. The project will start at the intersection of State Route 11/US129 and end at the intersection with State Route 75. Hulsey Road will be widened to 4-lanes with a center turn lane. This project is estimated to be complete 510 days from start date.

State Route 53 in Dawson and Forsyth counties, will be resurfaced from State Route 183 and extending south of Chestatee Height Road. C.W. Matthews Contracting Co. Inc. will be doing the work which has an estimated completion of December 15, 2020.



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Georgia DOT Contracts Awarded for Senate District 51

Press Release


Press Release


Contact:           Ines Owens, Acting Director


Georgia DOT Contracts Awarded for Senate District 51GDOT


ATLANTA (January 25, 2017) | The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) awarded approximately $8.6 million for road projects in Senate District 51 as part of a $54 million statewide construction and maintenance upgrade. Projects for Senate District 51 were announced as part of the 2016 November and December awards.


“Maintenance and upgrades for existing roads continue to be a critical issue for our local communities,” said Senator Steve Gooch(R – Dahlonega). “I commend GDOT for acknowledging the needs within our community and awarding projects to Senate District 51. These projects will increase safety, decrease congestion and ensure that existing infrastructure needs are met.”


Dawson County was awarded a project totaling around $3.8 million. This funding will go toward construction of a roundabout on State Route 53 at State Route 183. The anticipated completion date for this project is May 31, 2018.


A project totaling around $4.5 million was awarded to address approximately 53 miles of plant mix resurfacing and surface treatment paving at five locations across Fannin and Pickens Counties. These upgrades will be completed by November 30, 2017. Along with this award, Pickens County was awarded an additional project totaling $292,243. This project will increase safety throughout the county by funding signing and pavement marking upgrades at railroad crossing location throughout the county. The anticipated completion date for these projects is May 31, 2018.


Information on schedules, lane closures and detours will be made available on the Georgia DOT Website in advance of construction activities.


Details on all projects awarded can be found through the Award Announcement Downloads link at Click on Award Announcement on the right.


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Sen. Steve Gooch serves as Majority Whip of the Senate Majority Caucus. He represents the 51st Senate District which includes Dawson, Fannin, Gilmer, Lumpkin, Union and White counties and portions of Forsyth and Pickens counties.  He may be reached at 404.656.9221 or via email at

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