Press Release from the Georgia Department of Transportation:
COOK COUNTY, GA. – Contractors for the Georgia DOT have tentatively scheduled a temporary closure of Rest Area #5 on I-75 northbound at 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 17, weather permitting.
Rest area #5 is located on I-75 northbound just north of Exit 45/Barneyville Rd./C.R. 253 in Cook County. This closure will last for approximately 8 months.
The rest areas located on I-75 south in Cook County and I-75 north and south in Lowndes and Turner counties will remain open.
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).