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GDOT Contracts Awarded to Senate District 7

ATLANTA (March 28, 2017) | Sen. Tyler Harper (R – Ocilla) announced this week the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) contract awards for Senate District 7. These projects were advertised in January, bids were received on February 17, and contracts were awarded on March 3 to the lowest qualified bidder. The awards focus on construction and operational improvements that enhance safety, address congestion and bring much needed upgrades to roadways throughout Georgia.


“As our roads and infrastructure continue to deteriorate, it’s important that we continue to invest in keeping our roads well-maintained,” said Sen. Harper. “These projects and more are proof that Georgia is prioritizing the safety of our public roadways and I thank GDOT for their work in bringing these projects to our district. I look forward to continuing to work with GDOT and my colleagues who serve with me in the General Assembly in representing our district to bring more transportation projects to our district.”

Projects in District 7 include over $1.7 million dollars of funding for road resurfacing and maintenance projects in Ben Hill County along 8.2 miles of SR 11 from north of Bush Avenue to north of Bowden Road, and $5.4 million for resurfacing and shoulder rehab on SR 206 from Broxton Road to north of SR 32 and from SR 107 to Broxton Highway in Ben Hill, Coffee and Irwin Counties.

The public is urged to “know before you go.” For real-time information on active construction, incidents and more, call 511 or visit before you get into your car.

Routine Maintenance Contracting opportunities are available. For information about contractor qualification and the bidding process for Routine Maintenance projects, visit


Sen. Tyler Harper serves as Chairman of the Public Safety Committee. He represents the 7th Senate District which includes Atkinson, Bacon, Ben Hill, Berrien, Coffee, Irwin, Pierce and Ware counties and portions of Charlton and Wilcox counties.  He may be reached at 404.463.5263 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .