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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.

GDOT suspending interstate lane closures for Labor Day weekend.

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced Tuesday the suspension of interstate highway construction-related lane closures starting at noon September 1 through 5 am September 5 to help ease traffic congestion during the Labor Day weekend. Drivers are reminded to exercise caution as crews still may work near state highways and safety concerns could require some long-term lane closures to remain in place. Incident management or emergency, maintenance-related lane closures could become necessary at any time on any route. Dial 511 for CHAMP service.

Bleckley receives GDOT money for road improvements.

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced Friday that Bleckley County had been awarded a $250,000 contract that will place highway signs, striping and pavement markings on 67.64 county road miles. Money comes from the DOT's FY 2017 Off-System Safety Program, which focuses on low-cost safety improvements that are likely to reduce the frequency and severity of crashes on “off-system” city and county routes.