Gresham Smith Selected for Roadway Widening Project in West Georgia
As the only Chattahoochee River crossing for a 40-mile stretch, State Route 50 in Quitman County, Georgia, is a critical route for travelers and freight traffic in the region. To meet daily demand on the rural roadway network, the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) selected Gresham Smith to add additional travel lanes to a two-mile stretch of the highway.
“We’re looking forward to continuing our relationship with GDOT and creating a highway design that moves people and products through this corridor more efficiently,” said Jody Braswell, P.E., Georgia state transportation leader, Gresham Smith. “This project is about long-term thinking, and by adding lanes we’re making improvements that will meet future demand at this critical Chattahoochee River crossing point.”
Gresham Smith will provide engineering services for the roadway improvement project, widening the roadway from two lanes to four lanes starting at State Route 27 and ending at State Route 39. In addition to designing roadway improvements, the firm will also manage field surveys, environmental assessments and pavement evaluations and conduct traffic studies on the rural highway, equipping the team with information and setting the project up for success.