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Posted on: July 28, 2017

Weeknight Perimeter Road Lane Closures Begin Monday

DOUGLAS – Weeknight lane closures on state Route 135/perimeter road are scheduled to begin Monday, July 27, 2017, as a Georgia Department of Transportation contractor begins milling and resurfacing.

Drivers should expect lane closures from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Monday through Friday. Work locations will vary, but will occur between U.S. 441 and SR 32. This work is expected to take about two months to complete. Milling, removal of the top level of asphalt, and resurfacing is being done to level the main road before widening.

Elsewhere on the project, one of two new culverts has been installed at Gaskin Avenue to accommodate the stream that runs under Gaskin and the widening of perimeter road. Construction continues on the railroad overpass to replace the at-grade crossing near Iron Road. The first bridge span adjacent to Iron Road is complete and beams are scheduled to be set for the second span Aug. 7 and 8. Construction will move to the opposite side of the tracks in late August. The railroad overpass will enhance safety and alleviate traffic back-ups.

The $32.7 million Georgia DOT project to widen and reconstruct SR 135 is about 30% complete. The project begins at U.S. 441, where it ties into the southwest portion of the perimeter road, and ends at SR 32. The completion date is May 2020 and the contractor is East Coast Asphalt LLC.


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