On February 11, 2010, the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) posted a Notice of Intent to Issue a Request for Qualifications for the West by Northwest Project. The notice of intent marks the initiation of GDOT's first P3 project under its new P3 program. The notice of intent, is available on online at http://ssl.doas.state.ga.us/PRSapp/PublicBidNotice?bid_op=1048400NOI-484-050310P3. GDOT intends to award a concession to design, construct, finance, operate and maintain a 29-mile segment of managed lanes along I-75 and I-575, as well as enter into a pre-development agreement for an additional 27-mile segment of managed lanes along I-285 West and I-20 West.
The Georgia General Assembly adopted Senate Bill 200 in 2009 which authorizes GDOT to establish and implement a new public-private partnership (P3) program, focusing on solicited proposals. Under the new legislation, GDOT has been successfully developing a comprehensive framework for selecting and prioritizing potential P3 projects.
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