Roadway reflectors to be installed on I-75

Photo of raised pavement marker on Georgia interstate (CBS 46 photo)

New raised pavement markers (RPM’s) will be installed along Interstate 75 as part of the ongoing resurfacing project. The markers significantly improve visibility for drivers during nighttime driving and during poor weather conditions.

Contractors will be installing the markers on northbound and southbound lanes between SR 155 / mile 216 and SR 36 / mile 201 this week starting Saturday, November 2. Weather permitting, the installation is estimated to be completed by Saturday, November 10. Contractors will be working between 8 pm and 6 am nightly.

Motorists are advised to slow down and watch for work crews along the interstate. Crews will utilize a moving lane closure to install the markers and may be present along either direction of the interstate.

Full length of I-75 in Henry County planned for RPMs

In April 2019, Georgia DOT awarded a $588,335 contract to Peek Pavement Markings, LLC of Columbus, GA to install raised pavement markers between SR 138 / mile 228 and Walt Stephens Road / mile 226. That contract’s completion date is February 28, 2020.

A third project is programmed to let in April 2020 to fill in the gap and provide continuous reflectors and improved visibility along I-75 in Henry County. GDOT project M006015 will install RPMs between Walt Stephens Road / mile 226 and SR 155 / mile 216.

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