Mailing Address: Physical Address:
P O Box 498 630 Ronald Reagan Drive
Evans, GA 30809 Building A - West Wing
Evans, GA 30809
Phone: 706.447.7600 Fax: 706.447.7601
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Washington Road Widening Project Information
(Project Information Sheet)
Columbia County citizens approved a SPLOST referendum for 2011 through 2016. As part of the referendum, Columbia County will be overseeing a project to widen Washington Road from Gibbs Road to William Few Parkway. Washington Road is owned and maintained by the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT). In order for Columbia County to take on this project, we have to follow all GDOT rules and regulations for all aspects of the project. We have been working on the design of the project and the acquisition of the right of way needed to build the project over the last 4 years. GDOT has been heavily involved in the design of the project from a review standpoint. All design criteria have been reviewed and approved by GDOT at this time. We have the largest permit ever issued by GDOT in hand and are ready to begin construction.
Columbia County has contracted with Reeves Construction Company to build the project. Reeves Construction has built many projects for Columbia County as well as GDOT and they have always provided quality work on our projects. They have a local presence in our community and most of their employees from the Augusta Office live in our community. The contract value for this project is approximately 29.4 million dollars.
The project will consist of the widening of Washington Road from Gibbs Road heading west to William Few Parkway. Once completed, Washington Road will have two travel lanes in each direction along with a center turn lane. Right turn lanes will also be installed in certain locations. We will also be constructing bike lanes on both sides of the road as well as sidewalks on both sides of the road. We are currently working with GDOT to have the plans approved for an additional signal at the intersection of Blanchard Road. This new signal will be built during this project.
NOTICE OF OFFICIAL START FOR WASHINGTON ROAD WIDENING PROJECT
COLUMBIA COUNTY, GA – Columbia County, in cooperation with Reeves Construction Co., wishes to inform the traveling public that construction work for the Washington Road widening project will officially begin on Tuesday, September 2, 2014. The construction limits for the project are from William Few Parkway to Gibbs Rd, a distance of 2.9 miles and includes the widening of the G.B. “Dip” Lamkin Bridge over Euchee Creek. The time to complete the widening project work is estimated to be three years from the kickoff date of September 2, 2014.
The initial phase of the widening project will be the clearing and grubbing of the new right-of-way limits of the project. Clearing operations will begin on the western end of the project at William Few Parkway and work eastward towards and finish up at Gibbs Road.
Please plan to take an alternate route and/or allow additional time for commuting for the next three years while the project is underway. Columbia County will continually provide updates associated with operations, to include future lane closures, lane shifts, detour routes, etc. Please proceed with caution through this large work zone (2.9 miles) and be prepared for sudden stops throughout the length and scope of the project area.
LMIG (Local Maintenance Improvement Grant)
The following roads are to be resurfaced under the LMIG program, which is mostly funded by the Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT). Typically, work begins in the Spring of each year.
DOT Approved Roads for
Total miles of roadway to be resurfaced: 3.67
|Road Name||Portion of Road to be Resurfaced|| Length
|Wheeler Road||from end of construction at Flowing Wells Road to Belair Road||1.52|
|Clark Point||from end of construction at Old Petersburg Road to Blue Ridge Drive||0.88|
|Ronald Reagan Drive||from Washington Road to Evans Town Center||0.39|
|Belair Frontage Road||from Richmond/Columbia County line to overlay section at Steak & Shake||0.88|
Do you think your road needs resurfacing and will meet the resurfacing criteria? E-mail us your request!
Current projects out for bid
Contract Documents for the following projects may be obtained at the
Columbia County Road Construction Office
630 Ronald Reagan Drive, Building A - West Wing • Evans, GA 30809
Bid Date and Time*
|***none at this time***|
* - ALL sealed bids will be received by the Office of the Procurement Manager, 500 Faircloth Drive, Bldg. E, Evans, GA 30809 until the time specified on the contract documents at which time the bids will be publicly opened and read. NO bid will be accepted after the time specified on the contract documents unless advised by addendum.
** - ALL pre-bid meetings will be held at the Columbia County Government Center, 630 Ronald Reagan Drive, Building A General Conference Room, Evans, GA 30809, UNLESS otherwise specified.
Contractor is responsible for verifying bid date, time and issuance of any and all addenda prior to bid opening by calling (706) 447-7600.
|Engineering Services Division
Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST)
County Road Projects
|Grading, Drainage, Base and Paving|
|None at this time|
|Washington Road Widening||Reeves Construction - Under Construction|