Winder, Ga. – Today’s Ribbon Cutting Celebration praised the partnership of City of Winder, GP’s Enterprises and Georgia DOT.
Mayor David Maynard hosted the ceremony proudly focusing on the work of previous City Leaders Bob Beck, Mayor Buddy Ouzts and Mayor Chip Thompson. “This project started as a vision almost ten years ago. Today we celebrate the foresight and hard work of those who came before us. I am especially proud that local businesses were utilized for the project. The contractor is a local business from Auburn, GP’s Enterprises and Foley Products of Winder made the precast concrete panels that are now North Broad Street.”
Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle praised the changes to Downtown Winder as featured guest at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. “Today we applaud the use of innovative road building techniques that allowed improvements while minimizing the impacts to Downtown. Because of the concrete panels used, this road is going to last longer than I am going to last. That’s the type of road infrastructure we need to be putting down, the way roads should be built! In addition to that it looks absolutely beautiful and will bring economic development and business transactions to Downtown Winder.”
Representing Barrow County and the 10th Congressional District on the State Transportation Board, Jamie Boswell said “Even through a record breaking cold and wet winter this project is finished more than two months ahead of the contract completion date. That can only be done by a good contractor, G.P.’s Enterprises. Through this project in Winder, we’ve shown the benefits and importance of a partnership mentality as Georgia DOT works together with Local Leaders.”
This 0.72 mile long project awarded to G.P.’s Enterprises of Statham for $4,949,306.21 with a completion date of July 31, 2014. The project will rebuild SR 11/Broad Street from the ground up, creating a stronger driving surface that will last decades. Enhancement work includes new sidewalks, curb and gutter, benches, lighting and landscaping.
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