4 Lane Highway 60 .......

4 Lane Highway 60 .......

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Bill

United States

#1 Jul 4, 2013
Heard they were going to 4 Lane 19/129 to Murphy.

North Carolina completed there end of Hwy 60 with the promise Georgia would complete there end and it never happened.

When will Hwy 60 be completed ?

Will North Carolina widen 19/129 on there end ?

What about the South Georgia and Florida traffic that will be using Hwy 60 to go to the Casino ?
nope

Maysville, GA

#2 Jul 4, 2013
That casino traffic won't be nearly as bad now since they kicked paula deens restaurant out.
Agreed

United States

#3 Jul 5, 2013
It should be finished on the Georgia side.
I-3 Corridor Alive

Sycamore, GA

#4 Jul 5, 2013
Slowly but surely they are widening bridges, one at a time, a bit of hwy here, a bit of hwy there. The one day "Ahh Ha - lookee, it makes so much sense - let's just put in an Interstate hwy to connect military and trucking down to Savannah through the Mountains. It's almost all completed anyway."

That is how the political machine works. They never give up - they just do it slowly under the guise of doing something else - until it is done. Patience and plotting can work wonders to get what you have already decided you want - regardless of public opinion or pesky tsplost voter outcomes. The plans on the books have't changed - just the names and supposed goals of dozens of new mini-projects. All you have to do is connect the dots of projects and you'll find I-3.
bridge

Dawsonville, GA

#5 Jul 5, 2013
Posted: Friday, June 14th 2013 at 8:50am

Work expected to begin in late summer on Union Co. bridge
By Ken Stanford Staff

ATLANTA - Work is expected to begin in late summer on a replacement bridge on State Route 11/US 19/US 129/Murphy Highway over Ivy Log Creek north of Blairsville.

The bridge is one of 17 projects totaling $55 million recently awarded by the state Department of Transportation. Let for bid in May, the $3.5 million contract for the 0.474 mile long structure was awarded to Talley Construction Company, Inc. of Rossville. The contract calls for the work to be completed by December 31, 2014.

The existing bridge was built in 1940.
Randy

Fairview, NC

#6 Jul 5, 2013
Ghb
Heck

Sycamore, GA

#8 Jul 5, 2013
Look at the last 2 lines of the GDOT Project Report

http://www.dot.ga.gov/doingbusiness/contracto...

Grand Total 6-Month -$644,811,840.52
Average 6-Month -$107,468,640.09

Heck, they made it sound like without tsplost we'd never be able to pave a road again. And yet here we are and they are spending 6 times above the normal average.

Belt tightening and fiscal responsibility will have to wait until after this big new 17 Course Meal of new projects settles. Lots of waste and special interest payments going out in these projects.
Tom

Hayesville, NC

#9 Jul 5, 2013
Wrong !

They might be replacing the bridge but they have surveyed and moved power poles from one end to the other on 19/129.

North Carolina has loss 20 years of revenue on Highyway 60, not to mention the Millions of dollars they were out building the 5 Lane road on the North Carolina side.

The real question here is, Will North Carolina let Georgia sock-it to them AGAIN ??????????
bridge wrote:
Posted: Friday, June 14th 2013 at 8:50am
Work expected to begin in late summer on Union Co. bridge
By Ken Stanford Staff
ATLANTA - Work is expected to begin in late summer on a replacement bridge on State Route 11/US 19/US 129/Murphy Highway over Ivy Log Creek north of Blairsville.
The bridge is one of 17 projects totaling $55 million recently awarded by the state Department of Transportation. Let for bid in May, the $3.5 million contract for the 0.474 mile long structure was awarded to Talley Construction Company, Inc. of Rossville. The contract calls for the work to be completed by December 31, 2014.
The existing bridge was built in 1940.
Bill

United States

#11 Jul 6, 2013
Agreed wrote:
It should be finished on the Georgia side.
I agree
What

Broken Arrow, OK

#12 Jul 6, 2013
I have yet to see heavy traffic there. 2 lanes or 4 lanes makes no difference.

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