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GADOT Announces I-75 Down to One Lane in Tift County

By: GADOT Press Release
By: GADOT Press Release

TIFT COUNTY…


GEORGIA DOT ANNOUNCES I-75 SOUTH AND NORTHBOUND TO BE TEMPORARILY REDUCED TO ONE LANE IN EACH DIRECTION


WHEN:          7 p.m., Monday, April 16 until 7 a.m., Tuesday, April 17 and


7 p.m., Tuesday, April 17 until 7 a.m., Wednesday, April 18.


 


WHERE:       I-75 south and northbound between mile marker 53 and mile marker 56 in Tift County.


 


WHAT:          Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation have scheduled a single right lane closure on I-75 south and northbound, between mile marker 53 and mile marker 56 in Tift County, for the removal of temporary barrier wall. I-75 was recently reduced from three lanes to two lanes in both directions for reconstruction of the Exit 55/Eldorado Road/C.R. 418 overpass and ramps.


 


I-75 lane closures are tentatively scheduled as follows:


 


·         A single right lane closure of I-75 south is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., Monday, April 16 and continuing through 7 a.m., Tuesday, April 17, weather permitting.


 


·         A single right lane closure of I-75 north is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 17 and continuing through Wednesday, April 18, weather permitting.


 


Each day, hundreds of Georgia Department of Transportation employees and contractors work on dozens of highway, bridge and intersection improvements throughout the state.  Their work often brings them and heavy machinery in close proximity to travel lanes. Fifty-seven Georgia DOT personnel and many more motorists, passengers and contractors’ workers have been killed in highway work zone accidents since 1973.  Please help us prevent these tragedies by slowing down; being especially attentive and cautious as you pass through construction work zones; and always driving responsibly.  Safer Driving; Safer Work Zones; For Everyone.  For information on the Department of Transportation, visit (www.dot.ga.gov); you also may follow Georgia DOT on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/GeorgiaDOT) and Twitter (http://twitter.com/gadeptoftrans).


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