TIFTON, GA (WALB) - The state is about to start re-paving 19 miles of the outside (right) lane of Interstate 75 South, from the south side of Hat Creek in Turner County, to Exit 59/Southwell Boulevard in Tift County.
Lane striping will be done later from Hat Creek, to south of Exit 78/state Route 32.
The outside and middle lanes will be closed in the work zone for safety reasons. The contractor will be working in the outside lane, but the proximity of equipment and people to the middle lane will require closing both lanes.
The $19.8 million project is the first major resurfacing of this section of I-75 since 2001, and is scheduled to be finished at the end of January.
The work will be done from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Sunday through Thursday to minimize traffic interruptions. This type of work requires favorable weather so rain will affect the schedule.