The Dawson County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved several roads projects scheduled for next year during a meeting Nov. 15. Construction on a new bridge on Black’s Mill Road should begin in January now that the board has approved awarding a $375,000 contract to Georgia Bridge and Concrete. The completion date will depend on when the new steel bridge is delivered. “The actual construction time is not that long, the long time is going to be the 18 to 20 weeks it's going to take from the time we order the bridge to the time it's here,” Public Works Director David McKee said Nov. 8. The bridge has been closed since July 2017 when the Georgia Department of Transportation closed it, declaring it was structurally deficient. McKee said Thursday that GDOT has been involved with the engineering process and will inspect the bridge once it is built.