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Local road to be closed this weekend.

Per a post from Main Street Cochran Facebook page, Daisy Adams road will be closed from the bypass to Lonnie Bryant Road this weekend due to work on the Havenwood Gardens apartment complex. According to the post, Lonnie Bryant Road will be open.

Portion of Highway 112 being resurfaced.

If you’ve driven on GA 112 recently in rural Bleckley County, you probably noticed the resurfacing project taking place. According to a GDOT East Traffic Facebook post, Everett Dykes Grassing are doing a $2.473 resurfacing project, repaving 13.49 center-lane miles. Work is from 8 am-6 pm daily. Single-lane conditions with a pilot car are required at times. Completion time is the end of March. The project spans from U.S. 80 in Allentown to US 23 in Bleckley County

GDOT suspending lane closures for Christmas, New Year's travel.

To ease the stress of holiday travel, the Georgia Department of Transportation announced the suspension of construction-related lane closures on heavily traveled interstate highways and state routes near major shopping areas and tourist locations from 5 am December 23 to 10 pm as well as 5 am on December 31 to 5 am on January 2.  A release states the restrictions are designed to reduce traffic congestion during both holiday travel periods.  As usual, the DOT reminds motorists to exercise caution as work zone crews may still be in close proximity to highways, and safety concerns may require some long-term lane closures to remain in place.  Also, incident management or emergency, maintenance-related lane closures could be needed at any time on any route.

GDOT suspending construction related lane closures for Thanksgiving holidays.

To help make Thanksgiving travel easier, the Georgia Department of Transportation announced construction-related lane closures on heavily traveled interstates and state routes would be suspended from 6 am November 23 to 5 am November 30. As per usual, motorists are urged to exercise caution as crews may still work near highways and safety concerns could require some long-term lane closures to remain in place. Also incident management or emergency maintenance related lane closures could occur at any time on any route.

GDOT to restrict construction-related lane closures for Fourth of July weekend.

To alleviate Fourth of July weekend traffic, the Georgia Department of Transportation announced it would suspend construction-related lane closures on interstate highways and limit lane closures that directly serve major tourist and recreation centers starting at noon on July 2 going through July 5 at 10 pm. As per usual, the department reminds motorists that crews may still work in close 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 necessary at any time on any route.

Cochran Short Route open to traffic.

For months, people traveling from Cochran to Macon had to take a detour when reached Twiggs County along the Cochran Short Route, also known as GA 87.  That's because heavy rains had caused the slope to collapse past the intersection of 87 and GA 96.  

 

Now though, traffic is flowing freely though that area.  GDOT West Central announced Friday via Twitter the slope had been repaired.

Portion of Cochran Short Route set to reopen soon.

For the past several months, people traveling from Cochran to Macon have had to take a detour when they’d reach Twiggs County. That’s because part of GA 87 past the intersection with GA 96 was closed after heavy rain had washed out a portion of the slope the road was on. A Tweet Tuesday by GDOT West Central said slope repairs were in the “home stretch.” Anchors and walers had been installed and the slope was being backfilled. ETA for project completion is end of April.