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Portion of East Peter Street to close August 26.

East Peter Street, between South Fifth and Lower Fifth Street, will close from 8 am to 8 pm on August 26 for the replacement of culvert pipe. Closures will take place over the next 2 to 3 weeks at to be determined times while the project is completed.

Change coming to Cochran Bypass/Dykes Street interesection.

If you’ve ever had to go halfway into the road while waiting to turn left at the Cochran Bypass and Dykes Street intersection, relief is coming. The Georgia Department of Transportation announced via social media “lagging left turn phases” would be implemented into all four corners of the intersection. On August 1, there will be traffic interruptions while contractors activate and sync up the system. What it means is, traffic going straight will go first, then those in the left lane will receive a signal to turn left.

Intersection in Cochran to close July 22.

The intersection of Porter Road and Westside School Road will close July 22 for the repair of storm water drain pipes on Westside School Road. Travel on Porter will not be affected according to the Cochran Police Department. Work is expected to be completed by August 2.

Georgia DOT announces lane closures on Eastman-Cochran Highway starting July 8.

As part of the Eastman-Cochran highway widening and reconstruction project, crews will be laying drainage pipe along a six-mile stretch starting July 8. That work will result in lane closures. Click here for more.

Georgia DOT suspending lane closures for July 4 weekend.

To help ease traffic during the July 4 holiday, the Georgia Department of Transportation is suspending construction-related lane closures on interstate highways, heavily traveled state routes and roadways near major tourist and recreation locations. The restrictions start July 3 at noon and last through 10 pm July 7. Motorists are reminded to exercise caution as crews still may work in proximity to highways and some lane closures may have to remain due to safety concerns. Also, incident or emergency maintenance lane closures could take place at any time on any interstate or state route.

GDOT Suspended road closures for Thanksgiving holiday.

To help with traffic during the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, the Georgia Department of Transportation is suspending construction-related lane closures on both interstates and heavily traveled state routes now through November 25. Similar restrictions will be in place for both the Christmas and New Year's holidays. A release announcing the stoppage reminds motorists that crews may have to work in proximity to highways and some long-term lane closures may have to remain in place due to safety concerns. Also, incident management, or emergency maintenance-related lane closures could be required at any time on any route.

Bridges along interstate in Bleckley to receive preservation work.

Bridges on I-16 in Bleckley County will be getting paint and new joints thanks to a grant from the Georgia Department of Transportation. The GDOT awared a $1.59 million dollar S&D Industrial Painting, Inc. to do preservation work along 14 interstate bridges spanning from Bleckley to Emanuel Counties. According to a release, work will include painting the steel superstructure and replacing bridge joints. Information on schedules, any lane closures and detours, will be announced in advance of construction.