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A $19 million bridge project and new roundabout planned in Bibb County, GDOT says

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The Georgia Department of Transportation invested in a contract worth $19.5 million for a Bibb County bridge project.

There will be a total of four bridges and approaches, about a mile long, on US 41, State Route 11 and State Route 49 over Rocky Creek, Rocky Creek Overflow, Tobesofkee Creek and Tobesofkee Creek Overflow, according to a GDOT news release.

The project is expected to be completed in April 2022.

GDOT awarded a total of $173 million in Georgia construction projects in June. The bridge project in Bibb County was the second-largest investment project.

GDOT is also hosting an open house in Macon regarding a roundabout project.

They plan to convert the intersection of State Route 11, State Route 247, Houston Road, Pio Nono Avenue and Broadway into a multi-lane roundabout.

Residents can view the renderings, ask questions and comment on the project at the event.

The open house will be held on Aug. 27 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at 4499 Riverside Drive.

Britneé Davis is McClatchy’s South Region Digital Producer. The south region includes the Sun Herald, the Telegraph, and the Ledger-Enquirer.
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