provided by the Georgia D.O.T.
TIFTON – Contractors for Georgia DOT have re-opened an off-ramp temporarily closed due to bridge construction in Tifton.
“The Southbound off-ramp at the interchange of U. S. 82 and State Route 520 and I-75 was re-opened early Wednesday morning,” Area Engineer Scott Chambers said. “Through hard work and cooperation by the weather, the contractors were able to complete the bridge reconstruction earlier than anticipated to get this busy interchange open again. This work was originally scheduled to take 28 days but crews completed the construction in only 24.”
Georgia DOT and contractors were able to accelerate the construction in advance of the Memorial Day Holiday Weekend at one this regions busiest interchanges.
Chambers said, “While work on the outer half of this bridge is complete, additional work will still be ongoing on the inner half and motorists should use caution and pay attention as they travel through this or any other work zone.”
The work being done on this interchange is part of a $7.5 million bridge rehabilitation project to replace or rebuild the bridge decks on six bridges on I-75 in Tifton. The original bridge decks that were built in the early 1960s are being replaced and the newer sections are being rebuilt to match these. Once bridge work is completed, contractors will work to repave the roadway sections adjacent to these bridges.
Daily single lane closures are planned while double lane closures are restricted to the nights between the hours of 7:00pm and 7:00am.
Current traffic information concerning lane closures, motorists can be obtained by calling the GDOT Traffic Management Center at 1-888-635-8287 or 1-404-624-2653 or by visiting www.georgianavigator.com .
As in any work zone, motorists should pay special attention to traffic control devices, signing and marking, and posted speed limits to ensure safe passage through the work zone.
Official Georgia Highway and Transportation maps are available to the public free of charge at all DOT offices, rest areas and welcome centers to aid motorists in making travel plans.
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