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Rossville Company To Replace Menlo Area Bridge On Ga. 337

A Rossville company won a $1.1 million contract to replace a Menlo-area bridge, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.
Talley Construction Company was awarded the contract to replace the bridge over Chelsea Creek on Old State Route 337. The project is slated to be finished October 31, 2020.
Chattooga County Commissioner Jason Winters said the state is paying the majority of the cost. The commissioner believes the county will only “be out of pocket,” $30,000-$40,000.
Most of that expense was due to a water line that was connected to the bridge. It had to be relocated.
The county applied for a grant to help with the cost of moving it. Last December the DOT notified the county it would help pay for the relocation.
“The department believes these costs were unforeseeable and considering the costs in comparison with your operating budget, the department will assume 50 percent of the construction costs of the utility facilities in conflict with the proposed project excluding betterment, currently estimated at $94,240. The county will be responsible for 100 percent of the preliminary engineering costs associated with relocation design of the subject facilities,” according to a DOT letter.
At the same time this Menlo-area bridge was approved, the state also awarded a bid to replace the bridge on Hog Jowl Road that crosses Voiles Creek in Chickamauga. The bridge is projected to be completed July 31, 2020, by Talley Construction Company.
“These contracts will ensure that the bridges in Northwest Georgia continue to be safe for our motorists,” said GDOT District Six Engineer Grant Waldrop. “Bridge maintenance is an aspect of highway safety that we take very seriously.”

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