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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.

Another wet night in Cochran.

Another wet night in Cochran.

Though the water didn't get as high as two weeks ago, Thursday night was another wet one around Cochran and Bleckley County.  There were reports of road closures, Dykes Landing was closed due to the high river level.  Water overflowed and puddled along parts of Dykes Street in town.

GDOT to suspend construction-related lane closures for Christmas, New Year's travel periods.

In anticipation of high traffic during both Christmas and New Year’s, the Georgia Department of Transportation announced this week construction-related lane closures on heavily traveled interstate highways and state routes near major shopping areas and tourist locations would be suspended during both holiday travel periods. The suspensions will take place on December 21 at 6 am through December 26 at 10 pm and again at 5 am on December 31 through January 2 at 6 am. Motorists are reminded that work crews may still be in close proximity to 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 happen at any time on any route.

Georgia DOT to suspend construction related lane closures for Thanksgiving holiday.

In an effort to ease traffic congestion, The Georgia Department of Transportation will suspend construction-related lane closures on heavily traveled intestate highways and state routes from 6 am November 27 to 5 am December 2. A release states the move will allow work-zone free travel during the Thanksgiving holiday. Similar restrictions will be in place for Christmas and New Year’s.

Intersection of Fifth, Peter Streets in Cochran closed.

The intersection of Fifth and Peter Street in Cochran will be closed until approximately October 10.  According to a post on the city's Facebook page, the closure is for storm drain repair.