E.R. Snell Awarded Two New Road Projects
E.R. Snell is pleased to announce that we have recently been awarded two very exciting new contracts in Georgia: one near Fort Gordon in Richmond County and one in Gwinnett County. These projects include grading, drainage, concrete walls and asphalt paving, all performed by ERS.
Georgia Highway 10 Widening and Reconstruction
This $14 million project widens and improves more than 2.4 miles of SR 10 (Gordon Highway) from Fort Gordon’s new Gate 6 and extending to SR 223 to give a direct entrance into the post and ease traffic in the area. What is now a two-lane road will become four lanes from Robinson Avenue to just past the new Gate 6. E.R. Snell was awarded the contract for this project by the Georgia Department of Transportation. The project includes 200,000 CY of earth moving, 13,000 LF of storm drain pipe, concrete retaining walls, 77,000 roadway base stone and 79,000 tons of asphalt.
Fort Gordon, formerly known as Camp Gordon, is a U.S. Army installation established in October 1941. It is the current home of the United States Army Signal Corps, United States Army Cyber Corps, and Cyber Center of Excellence. It’s also home to a multi-service community of Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and multinational forces and has become a center for joint forces activities, training, and operations. Fort Gordon supports a population of about 80,000, including 16,000 service members and 9,000 civilian employees as well as military families, contractors, retirees and others. Also located at the installation is Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center, a comprehensive military healthcare facility.
The groundbreaking of Gate 6 took place on May 4, 2018. The SR 10 resurfacing and widening project is anticipated to take two years to complete.
Gwinnett County Road Resurfacing Project
Right in our own backyard, E.R. Snell was awarded a $22.5 million joint contract to resurface part of the 145 miles of roadways being updated in 2018. For the bid, Gwinnett county was split into four areas, and E.R. Snell had the winning proposal on all four sections.
As of 2017, the population of Gwinnett County was more than 920,000 making it the second-most populous county in Georgia – up 13% in less than ten years. That kind of growth means there are a lot of people driving on Gwinnett County roads and the wear and tear requires upkeep in the form of resurfacing. But, because funding is limited, each year Gwinnett DOT staff members assess and rate the pavement conditions on about 50% of the county’s roads. Streets that receive a rating of 55 or below on a scale of 100 are prioritized for resurfacing. Both SPLOST and state funds will fund the projects in Gwinnett County with the Georgia Department of Transportation picking up 29% of the contract cost.
The resurfacing has started and is expected to complete by November 1, 2018.
As one of the top asphalt paving services providers in Georgia, we are excited to bring our expertise to these projects to provide a smoother surface and easier drive to everyone who uses these roads.