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Work to begin soon on replacing a local bridge

SUMMERVILLE, Ga. – Work could begin soon on replacing the bridge on Taliaferro Springs Road over Chattooga River in Chattooga County. Georgia DOT has just awarded a contract to Tidwell Construction Company of Douglasville, Georgia, valued at little over four million dollars for a construction project to replace the bridge on the local road at this location.

The project includes 0.606 mile of construction of a bridge and approaches on Taliaferro Springs Road over Chattooga River. The old bridge was built in 1955. It has been deemed structurally deficient by Georgia DOT bridge inspectors and recommended for replacement.

“It is great to see this and other transportation improvement projects like it coming into Northwest Georgia,” said Grant Waldrop, district engineer at the GDOT office in Cartersville. “It has been a great transportation year for all of our 17 county area so far and we hope this trend continues.”

This bridge replacement project is scheduled to be completed by the end of December 2019, at a construction cost of $4,308,827.   Information on construction and detouring traffic off this county road for this project will be forthcoming before work begins.