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Bleckley to benefit from DOT Project Award.

Bleckley County is one of six east central districts that will benefit from contracts for safety upgrades announced the Georgia Department of Transportation Thursday. The project will involve I-16 signing upgrades going through Bleckley to Treutlen totaling $1.55 million dollars. Project completion date is October 2017. Information on schedules and lane closures will be made in advance.

DOT suspending lane closures for Labor Day weekend.

To help ease congestion on what's expected to be a heavy traffic weekend, the Georgia Department of Transportation said Monday all construction related lane closures on interstate highways and heavily traveled state routes would be suspended from 5 am on September 2 to 5 am on September 5. The DOT reminds motorists to exercise caution as crews may still work in proximity to highways and safety concerns may require some lane closures to remain in place. Incident management or emergency maintenance related lane closures could become necessary at any time on any route.

Georgia DOT suspending lane closures for sales tax holiday weekend.

People out and about shopping for tax free clothing and school supplies next weekend will get a helping hand from the Georgia Department of Transportation. They announced today that all construction lane closures within five miles of a shopping mall or major shopping district would be suspended from July 30 at 10 to July 31 at 10 pm. You can find a list of tax free items by clicking the link.  

The DOT reminds everyone to exercise caution due to increased traffic and says crews may still be working in close proximity to some highways. They also remind everyone that safety concerns may force some long-term lane closures and incident management or emergency, maintenance-related lane closures could take place.

Georgia DOT suspending construction related lane closures for July 4 weekend.

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced Sunday that to ease Fourth of July weekend traffic congestion, all construction-related lane closures on interstates and major state system highways would be suspended from July 1 at 5 am to 12:01 July 5. 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 become needed at any time on any route. To get free traffic information including traffic conditions, lane closures, and delays for interstates and state routes in Georgia, dial 511. A Georgia 511 app is also available for both Android and Apple devices.

DOT Open House on GA 87 Widening June 20.

The Georgia Department of Transportation will hold an open house to allow public review and comment on the proposed detour for the SR 87/Cochran Bypass Widening and reconstruction project. It will be June 20 from 4-6 pm at Bleckley County High School.

To read more, click here.

Single lane of I-16 to be closed this week.

Those traveling I-16 through Twiggs County this week should be on the lookout for a lane closure near Exit 24 between mile marker 24 and 25. The Georgia Department of Transportation announced Monday that, weather permitting, a single lane would be closed today through May 27 from 7 am-6 pm. The closure is to allow contractors to work on the SR 96 bridge over I-16.

Bleckley to receive DOT grant money for local safety projects.

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced Thursday that Bleckley was one of 17 counties in East Central Georgia to receive funds for local safety projects. Funds come from the FY 2016 Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant Off-System Safety Program. Bleckley will receive $63,420.17 to install edgelines and centerlines with stop bars along 17 county roads