It’s hard to say we’ve “saved” $100 Million when we’ll be spending $840 Million, but if it works when shopping sales at outlet stores, we may as well recognize good news when we see it. The project to expand capacity on I-75 and I-575 in Cobb and Cherokee Counties will cost significantly less than estimated based on the major contract bid awarded today. From the AJC:
Northwest Express Roadbuilders includes Archer-Western Contractors, of Atlanta, Hubbard Construction Company of Winter Park, Fla., and the engineering firm Parsons Transportation Group of Pasadena, Calif. They bid $599 million for their portion of the work, shaving perhaps $100 million off the DOT’s estimated project cost. The total cost of the remaining work on the project is now estimated at $840 million.
Glad to see Georgia Department Of Transportation will be able to stretch the funds available for new projects a bit farther. Or possibly speed up some deferred maintenance that is sorely needed around the state.