New bridge named best in the state

The Department of Transportation has named Collins Hill Road Bridge over State Route 316 in Lawrenceville the recipient of the 2014 Georgia Partnership for Transportation Quality Award for the best Bridge Deck Steel Cover Statewide.

“Of the 1,500 road construction projects underway across Georgia, our construction of the Bridge for Collins Hill Road over State Route 316 was named the best bridge deck steel cover in the State. The bridge deck steel cover is extremely important to the life of the bridge. It eliminates the rusting of the reinforcing steel and adds to the overall structural integrity of the bridge, allowing DOT to save time and labor because of the decreased maintenance required on the bridge,” explained Brent Cook, district engineer.

The bridge is part of the project that removed two signalized intersections and is building an interchange between Collins Hill Road, State Route 20 and State Route 316. Construction of the interchange is scheduled to be complete by Dec. 31. Construction of two new bridges over the Colonial Pipeline will continue until May 31, 2016 completion date. Information: www.dot.ga.gov.

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