Category Archives: Cherokee

WORK TO BEGIN SOON ON REPLACING BRIDGE ON HIGHWAY 372 OVER THE ETOWAH RIVER IN CHEROKEE COUNTY

CALHOUN, Ga. – Work could begin soon on replacing the bridge on State Route (SR) 372 over the Etowah River in Cherokee County. Georgia DOT has just awarded a contract to Baldwin Paving Company, Inc. of Marietta, Georgia, valued at nearly six million dollars for a construction project to replace the bridges SR 372 at this location.

The project includes 0.692 mile of construction of a bridge and approaches on SR 372 over the Etowah River in in northwest Cherokee County, approximately two miles southeast of the city of Ball Ground.  The new structure will be is a 294″ long x 43″ wide bridge. SR 372 will be realigned.  The new alignment and profile are set to minimize impacts to the environmentally sensitive areas on either side of the project and improve operation and safety.

This new construction project is scheduled to be completed by the end of November 2016, at a construction cost of $5,617,937.    Information on construction and lane closure schedules on this project will be forthcoming before work begins.

More details on this and other projects in the Department’s most recent bid awards are available via the Award Announcement Download at:  https://www.bidx.com/ga/letting?lettingid=14051601

Advisory: Missing 6 Year Old’s Body Located in Lake Allatoona

The body of Corday Dimilo Duffy, six years old of College Park, was recovered in Lake Allatoona early this morning. His body was located approximately 25-30 feet from shore in 4-5 feet of water. There was a large log leading from shore into the water near where his body was located. It appears he may have walked out on the log and then fell in water just over his head. There is no indication of foul play but in any child death an autopsy will be corday_performed at the GBI Crime Lab in coming days.