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Bypass construction on track after rain

Nita Birmingham, Georgia DOT Communications Officer Nita Birmingham, Georgia DOT Communications Officer
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Despite the heavy rain earlier this spring, recent dry weather has put construction back on track for the Liberty Expressway interchange.

Georgia Department of Transportation officials say the construction is now at 48% completion.

Once complete, it's expected to create a safer Jefferson Street interchange on the bypass. Even though rain slowed work down over the last few months, officials say the project is going well.

"We have the occasional traffic interruptions unfortunately but you can't do construction without them," said Nita Birmingham, Georgia DOT Communications Officer. "We try to minimize those, get the work done as quickly as possible and as safely as possible. So, we just ask for continued patience."

It's been almost a year since the project began in 2013. The construction is still expected to be completed by December of 2015.

Officials say their expecting another traffic interruption next Friday until the following Monday. Stay with WALB for the latest updates.

 

 

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