Georgia DOT Defers Bids on Three Projects in Northeast Georgia

February 13, 2013

Three Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) bid awards were deferred a few days ago on projects in northeast Georgia.

One of those is a resurfacing project of 10.2 miles on Georgia 368 in Elbert County beginning east of Georgia Highway 77 and extending to the South Carolina line. It was due for completion by the end of the year.

Another of the projects calls for 7.2 miles of widening and reconstruction of Georgia 17 in Franklin and Stephens counties, including the construction of two bridges. It had an estimated completion date of May 31, 2016.

The third involves the widening and reconstruction of a mile of Georgia Highway 20 in Gwinnett and Forsyth counties.

The project includes the construction of two bridges over the Chattahoochee River and had an estimated completion day of May 31, 2016.

According to the GDOT website, bid awards can be deferred for any number of reasons, including budgetary constraints, environmental permitting delays, and making sure the apparent low bidder gets properly pre-qualified.

More details about the deferrals will be released at a later date by the Georgia Department of Transportation.