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Work to begin soon on four signal upgrades in Fannin, Gilmer and Pickens counties

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     ELLIJAY, Ga. - Work could begin soon on a signal upgrade project in at various location in Fannin, Gilmer and Pickens counties. Georgia DOT has just awarded a contract to World Fiber Technologies, LLC. of Land O Lake, Florida, valued at close to a million dollars for a construction project to upgrade the signals at four intersections in these three counties. The project includes a complete signal upgrade with pedestrian accommodation for every intersection. This would bring these intersections up to ADA requirements and replace old signal parts in place. The four intersections are at the following locations:

State Route (SR) 515 at Ballewtown Road in Fannin County

SR 52 at SR 2/River Street in Gilmer County

SR 53 Business at Main Street in Pickens County

SR 53 Business at Sammy McGhee Blvd in Pickens County

  “This project and others like it in northwest Georgia add up to these two things- better and safer mobility and a better quality of life for all the area residents,” said Grant Waldrop, assistant district engineer at the Georgia DOT office in Cartersville.

  This signal upgrade project is scheduled to be completed by the end of June 2019, at a construction cost of $736,739. Information on construction and lane closure schedules on this project will be forthcoming before work begins.  

  More details on this and other projects in the Department’s most recent bid awards are available via Award Announcement Download at: www.bidx.com/ga/letting?lettingid=18051801.     

  The Georgia Department of Transportation continues its 2018 construction program.  Dozens of important roadway improvement projects are ongoing this summer throughout northwest Georgia as we work to deliver projects on time and on budget while keeping our transportation network the nation’s finest. Pardon the necessary inconvenience and please drive cautiously and safely at all times, especially in work zones. 

  The public is urged to “know before you go.” For real-time information on active construction, incidents and more, call 511 or visit www511ga.org before you get into your car.