Marietta-based C.W. Matthews awarded $10.8 million GDOT contract

Road construction equipmentRoad construction equipment (photo by Larry Felton Johnson)

Marietta-based C.W. Matthews Contracting Co., Inc. won a $10.8 million GDOT contract to resurface 10.52 miles of roadway on Interstate 75/State Route 401 from south of Pea Ridge Road to north of State Route 42 in Monroe County.

The contract to C.W. Matthews was the second-largest award in the Georgia Department of Transportation’s July contracts.

The largest single contract, worth approximately $15.4 million, was handed to Texas-based Webber, LLC “to resurface 6.09 miles of concrete and provide shoulder rehabilitation on Interstate 75/State Route 401 from south of Walt Stephens Road to south of State Route 54 in Clayton and Henry counties,” according to the press release from the GDOT.

The press release describes the remainder of the contracts as follows:

These contracts, along with 10 other resurfacing contracts, represent 52 percent or $43.8 million of the awarded funds. The remaining 48 percent, or $41.2 million, is allotted for safety, bridge rehabilitation, bridge construction and general construction projects at various locations throughout the state. 

The department invested in 10 safety contracts, including five that will add rumble strips to existing roadways in various counties throughout the state. Rumble strips are a road safety feature that alert distracted drivers who drift from the travel lane with a physical and audible vibration that is transmitted through the wheels and into the vehicle. 

Three of the remaining five safety contracts will upgrade traffic signals, roadway signage and pavement markings at various locations across the state. The remaining two contracts consist of various intersection improvements, construction of a roundabout and installation of cable barriers at various locations across the state.

These awards bring the total construction contracts for Fiscal Year 2021, which began on July 1, 2020, to $88 million.

About the Georgia Department of Transportation

According to the GDOT:

Georgia Department of Transportation plans, constructs and maintains Georgia’s state and federal highways. We’re involved in bridge, waterway, public transit, rail, general aviation, bike and pedestrian programs. And we help local governments maintain their roads. Georgia DOT and its nearly 4,000 employees are committed to delivering a transportation system focused on innovation, safety, sustainability and mobility. The Department’s vision is to boost Georgia’s competitiveness through leadership in transportation.