State DOT approves State Route 138 Resurfacing & Roundabout

Map showing state route 138 in Stockbridge. Section between I-75 and the Rockdale County line is highlighted to show upcoming resurfacing work. (Georgia DOT map)
(Georgia DOT map with modifications)

Georgia DOT has awarded two contracts for upcoming work along state route 138. The first project is the resurfacing of state route 138 within Henry County. Secondly, the state will be building a roundabout at the highway’s intersection with Union Church Road.

The state DOT accepted construction bids for the projects during their November 2022 letting. The state annouced construction contract awards on Friday, December 2.

State Route 138 resurfacing

The resurfacing of state route 138 will begin at the junction with I-75. It extends eastward to the Henry-Rockdale County line. This measures 9.8 miles and includes downtown Stockbridge. Based on the state DOT website, it would suggest the roadway through downtown was last resurfaced in 2011.

E.R. Snell Contractor, Inc. of Snellville, GA submitted the low bid valued at $8,079,478.79. The project’s completion date is October 31, 2023.

SR 138 at Union Church Road

Motorists who commute to Conyers or Stonecrest Mall might recognize the intersection of state route 138 and Union Church Road. A four-way stop is presently at the location. Now, the state will be building a roundabout in its place.

The new roundabout will measure 180 ft x 130 ft with pedestrian facilities and lighting. Construction will take an estimated 12–18 months with a contract completion date of July 31, 2024. Pittman Construction Company of Conyers, GA received the contract. They submitted a low bid of $3,573,542.63.

The state is also planning a second roundabout not far away. Georgia DOT will accept bids in January 2023 to build another roundabout at state route 138 and East Fairview Road.

Featured image shows a map of state route 138 in north Henry County. Georgia DOT map with modifications.

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