The Board of Commissioners of Spalding County was to have convened Monday evening at the courthouse annex for the first of its two scheduled August meetings but the session had to be canceled due to a lack of a quorum.
Due to unspecified illnesses, only vice-chair James Dutton and commissioner Rita Johnson were present.
The next scheduled meeting of the Spalding County Commission is set for Monday, August 16 although the possibility exists that the panel could conduct a special called meeting prior to that date.
The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced it awarded eight contracts for new projects in the West Central Georgia region.
Included in the list of projects are:
- Bibb, Crawford, Dooly, Henry, Houston, Lamar, Monroe, Peach and Spalding Counties: the project involves signage upgrades at various locations on I-75/Georgia 401 beginning at Georgia 215 and extending to Bill Gardner Parkway (CS 636). The contract was awarded to ALS of North Carolina of Fayetteville, North Carolina for $18 million. The project is expected to be completed by the end of August, 2023.
- Spalding County: the project involves .142 miles of construction of a bridge and approaches on Vaughn Road over Shoal Creek. The project is expected to be completed by the end of June, 2022.
- Butts County: the project involves signage and pavement marking upgrades on various county roads. The project is expected to be completed by the end of June, 2022.
The projects were among 49 statewide to be contracted. These awards bring the final total dollar amount for construction contracts in Fiscal Year 2021 to approximately $1.84 billion. This total includes TIA, Design-Bid-Build, Design-Build and locally administered projects. Fiscal Year 2022 began as of July 1, 2021.
Information on schedules, lane closures and detours will be made available in advance of construction activities.