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Cochran Bypass opening June 21.

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced the Cochran Bypass, closed since April 25 of last year for a project which will tie an existing five-lane section of south Cochran with a four-lane section of north Cochran, will open to traffic June 21. Traffic will be shifted onto the newly rebuilt US 23/State Route 87 starting north of Foskey Road and extending onto Dykes Circle while SR 87 Business is tied into the newly widened highway. The detour is expected to last around 30 days.

GDOT to restrict lane closures for Memorial Day weekend.

The Georgia Department of Transportation will make it a bit easier for people on the road this Memorial Day weekend. They announced yesterday the suspension of construction-related lane closures on Interstate highways from noon May 25 through 5 am May 29. They will also limit lane closures on state routes that directly serve major tourists and recreation centers. The DOT reminds motorists that crews still may work in proximity to highways and safety concerns may require long-term lane closures to remain in place. Lane closures could also take place due to incident or emergency maintenance management.

Georgia DOT suspending interstate lane closures the next two weekends.

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that there would be no lane closures on interstates from noon March 30 to 10 pm April 1 and again on noon April 6 through 10 pm April 10.  The moves are designed to help with traffic flow for both Easter weekend and the Masters Golf Tournament.  They remind motorists that crews may have to continue to work in proximity to interstates and safety concerns may force some long-term closures to remain in place.

Dykes Street resurfacing project beginning today.

Dykes Street resurfacing project beginning today.
Everett Dykes Grassing Company began work today on a $2 million dollar resurfacing project of State Route 26/Dykes Street from Julian Simpson Road to SR 87. Contractors are milling up one lane west of the city limits heading toward Hawkinsville. Drivers should expect delays for required lane closures next month. According to a Georgia Department of Transportation release, official project completion is March 31. The general work schedule is Monday through Friday.

GDOT suspending construction-related lane closures for Christmas, New Year's.

The Georgia Department of Transportation will attempt to help what's sure to be a busy travel time during both Christmas and New Year's by suspending construction-related lane closures on interstate highways, heavily traveled state routes and roadways near major shopping centers, malls, shopping districts and tourist locations.Restriction dates are December 22 at 5 am- December 26 at 10 pm for Christmas and from 5 am on December 29 to 5 am on January 2 for New Year's. As always, they remind motorists that crews may work in proximity to some highways and safety concerns may require some long-term lane closures to remain in place. Also, incident management or emergency-related lane closures could be required at any time on interstates or other state routes.

GDOT suspending construction-related lane closures for Thanksgiving.

In an effort to make Thanksgiving and Black Friday shopping travel safer, the Georgia Department of Transportation announced Thursday that construction-related lane closures on all interstate highways and primary state roads would be suspended from 6 am November 22 through 5 am November 27. Similar restrictions will take place during Christmas and New Year's. Motorists are reminded that as crews may still work in proximity to highways and safety concerns may require some long-term lane closures to remain in place.

GDOT awards grant for widening of US 23 between Bleckley, Dodge counties.

GDOT awards grant for widening of US 23 between Bleckley, Dodge counties.

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced the awarding of a $42.3 million dollar grant to Everett Dykes Grassing Co. for the widening of 9.5 miles of US 23 starting south of SR 257 in Bleckley/Dodge Counties going just outside Log Cabin Road in Eastman. The project calls for two, 12-foot lanes in each direction with a grass median. Anticipated completion time is October 31, 2021. The grant is related to the ongoing widening project of US 23/SR 87 starting above Foskey Road and going to Dykes Circle. It puts a grade separation at the Norfolk Southern Railroad and SR 87 by way of an overpass bridge. The project connects the existing five-lane section outside of Cochran with the four-lane section north of Cochran. Everett Dykes Grassing also received the grant for this $21.3 million project. Anticipated completion date is August 31, 2020.