Interstate lighting replacements in Bibb County and a bridge project in Telfair County are among the recent contracts awarded by the state Department of Transportation.
The DOT just awarded 35 contracts for state projects totaling $88.5 million, according to a release. They include 18 resurfacing projects valued at more than $52 million, and 11 bridge projects valued at $24.7 million, including construction of three bridges funded from bonds appropriated by the 2015 General Assembly.
One of the contracts was for $4.7 million for 3.6 miles of lighting replacements on Interstate 75 from Ga. 247 to Arkwright Road in Bibb County.
That would be the latest lighting project for Bibb. A project that's underway involves Georgia Power's replacing street light bulbs with energy-efficient LED bulbs, with more than 4,100 bulbs having been installed through Feb. 22.
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Also, Philips Lighting, a light manufacturer, is in the middle of a study to examine where more lights are needed throughout Macon neighborhoods.
The GDOT awards include construction of three bridge bond projects at a total value of $8.6 million. Among them are a bridge in Telfair County in south Georgia.
In the construction project awards, the largest transportation project was 18.8 miles of resurfacing on I-75/Ga. 401 in Tift and Turner counties in southwest Georgia, valued at $19.8 million.
For information about the Transportation Funding Act and future projects, go to www.GAroads.org.