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Georgia DOT Announces Proposed Construction Activities For I-75

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TIFTON, GA.  – Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will perform major reconstruction of Interstate 75 at different locations between Exit 37/Adel-Old Quitman Road and the Crisp/Dooly County line.  To ensure motorists and contractor safety, this work will warrant lane closures and traffic shifts along this section of I-75, which could cause short delays. However, there are no lane closures scheduled from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Georgia DOT reports the following construction activities are tentatively planned for the period of September 24 through

September 30:

COOK/TIFT: The I-75/Exit 41 northbound on ramp is scheduled to be reopened on Monday, September 27. I-75 northbound traffic will also be shifted between mile marker 39 and mile marker 60. The rest area located on 1-75 North near mile marker 47 has been temporarily closed. This project requires much of the project shoulders to be temporarily closed with barrier walls. Motorists may encounter night time lane closures on I-75 north and southbound between mile marker 53 and mile marker 59. Emergency pull offs will be provided at various locations throughout the project.

CRISP: I-75 north and southbound traffic has recently been shifted to the outside lanes between mile marker 98 and the Crisp/Dooly County line to its permanent configuration. This project requires much of the project median and inside lanes to be temporarily closed with orange reflective barrels. Construction activities could include nighttime lane closures from Exit 99/SR 300 to the Dooly County line. Emergency pull offs are provided on the outside shoulders throughout the project.

The Georgia DOT notes that the above construction schedules are proposed activities planned by the contractors and may change due to weather conditions or other factors.

As in any work zone, motorists are reminded to pay special attention to traffic control devices, signs and posted speed limits to ensure safe passage through the work zone.

Georgia DOT urges travelers to call 511 for updated information about this or any other construction project on interstates and state routes. Georgia 511 is a free phone service that provides real-time traffic and travel information statewide, such as traffic conditions, incidents, lane closures, and delays due to inclement weather. Callers also can transfer to operators to request assistance or report incidents 24 hours a day, seven days a week. More information is available at www.511ga.org.

The Georgia Department of Transportation is committed to providing a safe, seamless and sustainable transportation system that supports Georgia’s economy and is sensitive to both its citizens and its environment. Additional transportation revenues are imperative to grow and sustain Georgia’s economic vitality and quality of life through the 21st Century.  Georgia is the 3rd fastest-growing state in the nation, yet 49th in per capita spending on transportation.  For general information on the Georgia DOT, please visit our Web site (www.dot.ga.gov).

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