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Effingham roads to get DOT striping
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JESUP — Georgia DOT Commissioner Harold Linnenkohl announces a striping contract awarded in 18 southeast Georgia counties based on bids received in the June 22 letting.

This contract will improve road markings on 396.8 miles of 61 roads in Appling, Bacon, Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Effingham, Evans, Glynn, Jeff Davis, Liberty, Long, Pierce, Montgomery, Tattnall, Telfair, Toombs, Ware and Wayne counties.

Georgia DOT’s jurisdiction is state routes and interstates but this project involves upgrading rural local roads. DOT engineers researched crashes on city streets and county roads to determine the frequency and severity of crashes.

Based on that research roads were selected for this striping project.

Selected roads will get new striping based on the road’s width. Eighteen feet wide roads will get new center lines, 20 feet wide roads will get new centerlines, edgelines and roads wider that 20 feet will get centerlines, edgelines and raised pavement markers.

The new striping should improve safety of these roads by increasing visibility.

“The wet weather paint stripping technology allows drivers to see the striping easier during low light and low visibility conditions,” Linnenkohl said. “It is similar to striping technology used on our interstates. You can’t even see the centerline on some of these roads. I am confident this program will improve safety and I’m proud to have committed $10 million statewide to this effort in our rural area.”

The striping contract for the 18 counties in SEGA was awarded to Traffic Markings Inc., for $1.29 million.

Effingham roads to be striped 

Route        Name, From-To, Length
CR 176    McCall Road, CR 156-Springfield city limits, 6.39 miles
CR 179    Courthouse Road, CR 176-CR 157, 7 miles
CR 157    Midland Road, CR 204-SR 30, 8.41 miles
CR 138    Goshen Road, SR 21-CR 140, 3.55 miles
CR 156    Blue Jay Road/9th Street, SR 17-SR 21, 9.64 miles
CR 188    Little McCall Road, SR 119-CR 176, 6.55 miles
CR 133    Weisenbaker/Fort Howard/Old Augusta Road, SR 21-CR135, 4.8 miles