Work to Begin Soon on Replacing Bridge on Hwy 61 over CSX in Murray County 


Road Improvements Continue in Northwest Georgia…

CHATSWORTH Ga– Crews  Work could begin soon on replacing the bridge on State Route (SR) 61 over CSX Railroad in Murray County. Georgia DOT has just awarded a contract to Summers-Taylor, Inc. of Elizabethton, Tennessee, valued at over four million dollars for a construction project to replace this bridge, just south of unincorporated Tennga, Georgia.

The project includes 0.313 mile of construction of a bridge and approaches on SR 61 over CSX Transportation Railroad in Murray County. The old bridge was built in 1962. Due to the poor condition of the bridge deck and the substructure, it was recommended by Georgia DOT inspectors for replacement.

“This project and others like it in Northwest Georgia will certainly help pave the way to safer mobility and brighter future in this area,” said Grant Waldrop, district engineer at the Georgia DOT office in Cartersville.

This bridge replacement project is scheduled to be completed by the end of March 2020 at a construction cost of $4,036,947. Information on construction and lane closure schedules on this project will be forthcoming before work begins.

More details on this and other projects in the Department’s most recent bid awards are available via the Award Announcement Download at:

The public is urged to “know before you go.” For real-time information on active construction, incidents and more, call 511 or visit before you get into your car.

Roadway work zones are hazardous for workers and for the public. In fact, most fatalities in work zones crashes are drivers or passengers. Obey the rules in work zones – Pay Attention – Slow Down – Watch for Workers.  And always, expect the unexpected. It can make the difference between life and death. Remember – work zone safety is in your hands. 

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