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GDOT makes highways safer

The Georgia Department of Transportation is working to make highways safer. (Source: WALB) The Georgia Department of Transportation is working to make highways safer. (Source: WALB)
GDOT District Communications Officer Nita Birmingham (Source: WALB) GDOT District Communications Officer Nita Birmingham (Source: WALB)
Rolling lane closures will occur between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. through Friday. (Source: WALB) Rolling lane closures will occur between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. through Friday. (Source: WALB)

The Georgia Department of Transportation work to make highways safer.

On Monday, crews started replacing pavement markers in multiple counties.

The project will give drivers better visibility at night and during bad weather.

The agency says over time the markers become worn and damaged.

"Oh it's extremely important. This is a slow-moving operation just by the nature of what they're doing. And we ask people to just to be patient especially if it's a two lane road. If they come up on a crew please don't try to pass them, don't tailgate them," said GDOT District Communications Officer Nita Birmingham.

Rolling lane closures will occur between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. through Friday.

Echols County

State Route 94, from the Lowndes County line to the Clinch County line

Berrien County

SR 76, from Davis Street to SR 135/Lakeland Highway

SR 168, from Davis Street to the Lanier County line

Ben Hill County

SR 11, from the Irwin County line to SR 107/Industrial Drive and from West Jack Allen Road to the Wilcox County line

Coffee County

SR 135, from the Atkinson County line to Cherokee Hills Road and from Cherokee Hills Road to the Jeff Davis County line

SR 268, from SR 32/Ocilla Highway to the Jeff Davis County line

SR 31, from the Atkinson County line to Chariot Trail and from Chariot Trail to the Telfair County line

Tift/Turner counties

County Road 31 South Access Road Interstate 75, from Willis Still Road to the Turner County line

County Road 114 South Access Road Interstate 75, from the Tift County line to Carter Road

Lanier County

SR 122 Connector, from SR 122 to SR 37

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