Georgia DOT News Release
TIFTON, GA. - Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will perform major reconstruction of Interstate 75 at different locations between Exit 37/Adel-Old Quitman Road and the Crisp/Dooly County line.
To ensure motorists and contractor safety, this work will warrant lane closures and traffic shifts along this section of I-75, which could cause short delays. However, there will be no lane closures from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Georgia DOT reports the following construction activities are tentatively planned for the period of October 30 through
The I-75/Exit 41 on ramp has been temporarily closed to traffic. This ramp closure is being utilized to allow the replacement of the railroad overpass bridge on I-75 north. I-75 northbound traffic has been shifted between mile marker 39 and mile marker 43. I-75 southbound traffic has been shifted near mile marker 55. The Exit 55 on ramp and off ramp has been realigned to new configuration.
Construction activities could include lane closures from Exit 99/SR 300 to the Dooly County line. Southbound I-75 traffic was shifted onto the recently constructed lanes of I-75 between Exits 99 and 104. The I-75/ Exit 101 northbound on ramp has been reopened. Northbound I-75 traffic has been shifted to the southbound lanes from milepost 98 to milepost 105.
This project requires much of the project shoulders to be temporarily closed with barrier walls. Emergency pull offs will be provided at various locations throughout the project between the Crisp/Dooly County line and milepost 98.
The Georgia DOT notes that the above construction schedules are proposed activities planned by the contractors and may change due to weather conditions or other factors.
As in any work zone, motorists are reminded to pay special attention to traffic control devices, signs and posted speed limits to ensure safe passage through the work zone.
Georgia DOT urges travelers to call 511 for updated information about this or any other construction project on interstates and state routes. Georgia 511 is a free phone service that provides real-time traffic and travel information statewide, such as traffic conditions, incidents, lane closures, and delays due to inclement weather.
Callers also can transfer to operators to request assistance or report incidents 24 hours a day, seven days a week. More information is available at www.511ga.org.
The Georgia Department of Transportation is committed to providing a safe, seamless and sustainable transportation system that supports Georgia's economy and is sensitive to both its citizens and its environment. Additional transportation revenues are imperative to grow and sustain Georgia's economic vitality and quality of life through the 21st Century.
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