WHAT: Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) contractors are scheduled to close traffic access to the Burnt Hickory Road and North County Line Road bridges over I-20 in Douglas County beginning Tuesday, June 8 for approximately 45 days. These bridge closures will provide safety for workers and drivers in the area while bridge rehabilitation activities are performed.
Message boards and signage in the area will alert drivers of the closures and detour routes. Motorists are advised to reduce travel speeds and drive carefully through the area. Expect traffic delays related to these closures.
This work is part of a project to repair and rehabilitate six bridges over I-20 in Douglas County. Bridge rehabilitation includes raising the structures’ vertical clearance, bridge deck preservation (with polymer overlay), painting of steel beams, joint replacement where necessary and stabilizing the superstructures and substructures
WHEN: Weather and on-site conditions permitting, the closures will be installed on Tuesday, June 8. The closures and detours will remain in place approximately 45 days (at minimum, through mid-July) depending on weather and work progression.
- Burnt Hickory Road/Midway Road bridge over I-20:
- Detour routes (approximately 5.5 miles): During the bridge closure, southbound Burnt Hickory Road/Midway Road traffic approaching I-20 will be detoured north on Burnt Hickory to SR 8, left (west) to SR 92, left (east) to Midway Road. Northbound Midway Road traffic approaching I-20 will be detoured left (west) on SR 92, right (north) on SR 8, right (south) on Burnt Hickory Road.
- N County Line Road bridge over I-20:
- Detour routes ( approximately 5.7 miles) During this bridge closure, southbound N County Line Road traffic approaching I-20 will be detoured northbound to right (east) on Vulcan Drive, right (south) on Lee Road, and right (west) on E. County Line Road. Northbound N. County Lane Road traffic approaching I-20 will be detoured southbound to E. County Line Road, right (east) to Lee Road, right (north) to Vulcan Drive, left (west) to N. County Line Road.
ADVISORY: Dates may change due to weather or other factors. Motorists will be alerted of the closures by signage, cones and barrels in the area. Motorists are advised to expect delays and use signed detours, exercise caution, and reduce their speed while traveling through work zones. Before heading out, get real-time information on work status and traffic conditions. Call 511, visit 511ga.org, or download the Georgia 511 app.