Gilmer and Pickens counties awarded GDOT contract

Community, Politics

ATLANTA – (May 30, 2018) | Senator Steve Gooch (R – Dahlonega) recently announced a $443,765 contract award to Gilmer and Pickens counties from the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT). This is a part of the more than $112 million awarded to transportation projects statewide. The anticipated completion date for the project is January 31, 2019.

“I would like to thank GDOT and our local officials for coming together to address bridge rehabilitation in Gilmer and Pickens counties,” said Sen. Gooch. “Addressing existing infrastructure by making improvements ensures our citizens are driving on safe and updated bridges. Driver safety remains a top priority, and I believe projects like this are critical to moving our state forward when it comes to our citizens’ transportation needs. I will continue to work with GDOT to bring additional projects to our local communities.”

The project in Gilmer and Pickens counties will address bridge rehabilitation on State Route (SR) 515 at six locations:

  1. SR 515-Nover CR 234- CSX RR – Gilmer County
  2. SR 515over CR 234- CSX RR – Gilmer County
  3. SR 515over SR 136 – Pickens County
  4. SR 515over SR 136 – Pickens County
  5. SR 515over Talona Creek – Pickens County
  6. SR 515over Talona Creek – Pickens County.

Full details for the project can be found at

Details on all projects awarded can be found through the Award Announcement Downloads link here.

Information on schedules, lane closures and detours will be made available on the Georgia DOT Website in advance of construction activities.

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Sen. Steve Gooch serves as Majority Whip of the Senate Majority Caucus. He represents the 51st Senate District which includes Dawson, Fannin, Gilmer, Lumpkin, Union and White counties and portions of Forsyth and Pickens counties.  He may be reached at 404.656.9221 or via email at

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