Work starts Wednesday, October 28, on interstate concrete rehabilitation in north Henry and Clayton Counties. The project on Interstate 75 extends between the Walt Stephens Road overpass / mile 226 and state route 54 / mile 233 for a distance of six miles.
Moving Henry Forward first referenced the project in February 2020. Since then, Georgia DOT awarded a contract for the work in July to Webber, LLC of The Woodlands, TX in the amount of $15,420,200.00. The contract completion date is June 30, 2021.
The project is restricted to overnight hours. Lane closures may occur during the following hours weather permitting:
- Each night except Friday: Single lane closures start at 7:00 p.m. and increase to double lane closures from 8:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. the next day
- Friday: Single lane closures start at 8:00 p.m. and increase to double lane closures from 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Saturday morning
- Weeknights: Single lane closures start at 8:00 p.m. and increase to double lane closures from 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. the next day, with single lane closures then continuing to noon
- Saturday: Double lane closures start at 7:00 p.m. and continue to 8:00 a.m. Sunday, with single lane closures then going until 10:00 a.m.
- Sunday: Double lane closures start at 7:00 p.m. and continue to 8:00 a.m. Monday, with single lane closures then going until noon
All drivers should expect back-ups during the overnight work hours. For help with alternate routes, professional operators are available for information and advice through the free *511Georgia program. Motorists can also download the free NaviGator app for both Apple and Android devices. The NaviGator program provides real-time data regarding traffic on all of Georgia’s interstate highways.
Repairing the “slide” at I-675
As part of this project, full depth replacement of the concrete will take place on the outside shoulder, outside and middle lanes of I-75 South where it crosses under and curves to merge with I-675. The full depth replacement will allow for the curve to be regraded improving water runoff during rainy weather.
Many longtime followers of the page are familiar with the frequent tractor-trailer slides that occur in this area causing extensive hours-long traffic delays. The concrete rehabilitation project aims to correct this issue.
Portions of this article were copied from the Georgia DOT press release