Construction begins on Georgia’s Effingham Parkway infrastructure project

WCN Editorial Team 28 Oct 2021 NORTH AMERICA TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

Multinational infrastructure group Balfour Beatty has officially revealed that construction on the Effingham Parkway infrastructure project started with a ground-breaking ceremony in Rincon, Georgia.

The new two-lane roadway that stretches six miles will link State Route 30 to Blue Jay Road in Effingham County.

It will improve residential and business access to Rincon community and provide a faster route to Interstate 95 highway.

Balfour Beatty is building the roadway on behalf of Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) as part of the contract awarded to it in July this year.

Effingham County is guiding the project, which is being funded by a mix of state and federal funds.

District Two Effingham County commissioner Roger Burdette said: "We are thrilled with the ground-breaking of the much-anticipated Effingham Parkway.

“The most important part of our county is our people. By having an additional artery of transportation in and out of the area, it will make our beloved county even more desirable and help alleviate the stress of daily commutes to and from work and accommodate the rapid growth we are experiencing. Our people deserve it and I'm excited to see it come to fruition.”

The company’s scope of work includes development of six bridges, two cast-in-place box culverts, and 861 concrete piles.

It also requires delivery of 600,000 cubic yards of borrow from three borrow pits. Balfour Beatty will open and maintain two borrow pits.

The project completion is planned to happen in 2025.

The partnership between Balfour Beatty and GDOT has earlier seen delivery of five infrastructure projects in Georgia.

Some of the projects delivered by the company include Harry S. Truman Parkway Phase V, SR 540 Fall Line Freeway and more.

Balfour Beatty Southeast civils operations regional manager Mark Johnnie said: “We are excited to officially kick off this momentous occasion for the Effingham Parkway project.

“We’ve been fortunate to work with GDOT to deliver several infrastructure projects in the area and we are eager to continue our partnership by successfully delivering this project for the growing community.”

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An idea of a two-lane roadway. Credit: Tiemestari.

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