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    Balfour Beatty Breaks Ground on Effingham Parkway Infrastructure Project in Rincon, Georgia

    October 27, 2021

    RINCON, GA – Balfour Beatty recently celebrated the start of construction on the Effingham Parkway infrastructure project during a groundbreaking ceremony in Rincon, Georgia. The project was awarded to Balfour Beatty in July 2021 on behalf of Effingham County and the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) to help increase residential and business access to the rapidly growing Rincon community. 

    Balfour Beatty will construct a new, six-mile, two-lane roadway which will extend from State Route 30 to Blue Jay Road in Effingham County. The project will feature the delivery of six bridges, two cast-in-place box culverts, 861 concrete piles and 600,000 cubic yards of borrow from three borrow pits, two of which will be opened and maintained by Balfour Beatty. The project will be guided by Effingham County and funded through a combination of state and federal sources through GDOT.

    "We are thrilled with the groundbreaking of the much-anticipated Effingham Parkway,” said Roger Burdette, District Two Effingham County commissioner. “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.”

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

    Balfour Beatty has worked with GDOT to deliver five infrastructure projects across the state, including Harry S. Truman Parkway Phase V, King George Boulevard, Back River Bridge, SR 540 Fall Line Freeway and Jimmy Deloach Parkway.

    Construction on the Effingham Parkway project will begin Fall 2021 and is scheduled for delivery in 2025.

    For more information on the Effingham Parkway project please visit dot.ga.gov.