Stephens County Bridge Repair Part of Statewide GDOT “Bridge Bundle”
The Georgia Department of Transportation says the local bridge bundle replacements funded in Fiscal Year 2016 (FY16) are now complete and open to traffic.
24 bridges across the State were replaced over the last three years, including one in Stephens County.
Among those is the bridge on Currahee Lane at North Fork Broad River in Stephens County.
Georgia DOT Spokesperson Katie Strickland said the “bridge bundles” allow a contractor to combine design and construction activities for the bridges in their bundled contract.
Construction for the first bridge began in April 2017 and construction of the final bridge was completed in June 2019.
The FY16 local bridge replacements represent an investment of $39.6 million and are part of the Georgia DOT Design-Build (DB) Bridge Replacement Program.
They were delivered through five contracts with three contractors.
The program, funded as a result of the Transportation Funding Act (TFA) of 2015, utilizes bundles to maximize efficiency and speed in the replacement of the locally-owned infrastructure.
Similar local bridge replacements from fiscal years 2017 and 2018 are currently in the works.