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Lane Closure on I-75 N to Assist Race Traffic

After the race on Sunday, September 4 until 3 a.m. on Monday, a lane will be closed on I-75 North to help alleviate Atlanta Motor Speedway traffic.

This lane closure occurs between mile markers 218 and 219.

 

The closure will assist exiting race traffic as it merges onto I-75 northbound from SR 20 eastbound.  

Parade Honors Local Hero, Welcomes Home

Saturday, 3 September 2011, a parade to honor Tony and his family begins noon. 

The parade route begins at the corner of Commerce St and Progress Ave going East.

The parade route passes Veterans Park and continues on West on Broad St.

The main event will be held in the gym at the Hawkinsville High School located on Red Devil Drive. 

A meet and greet will follow the speaking event.

During the Meet and Greet, entertainment will be provided by DJ BS Music “Brian Smith”.

Plan to join in food and fun while  welcoming a wounded warrior HOME.

Expected I-16 Ramp Closure

I-16 East and Westbound ramp closures are scheduled for this weekend.

That's according to a Georgia Department of Transportation news release.

Those closures take place at Exit 32, on both east and westbound ramps starting at 8 p.m. on Friday, August 26 until 6 a.m. on Monday, August 29.

Ga. DOT Welcomes Public Comment on Improvement Program

 

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GA DOT) will be presenting the Draft FY 2012 - 2015 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) for public review and comment. 

The STIP is a four-year program that specifies federally funded transportation projects for non-urban communities in rural Georgia for Fiscal Years 2012, 2013 2014 and 2015.  These projects include, but are not limited to, new construction, improvements, and maintenance for interstates and state routes, and bridges.  Additional projects include bicycle and pedestrian projects, transportation enhancement projects and public transit projects.

3-Day Paddle Event Celebrates Ocmulgee River Blue Way

 

The Georgia Canoeing Association and The Georgia Conservancy hosts a 3-day Fall Paddle on the Ocmulgee River from October 7 through 9 in Hawkinsville.

You can participate in one of the days or all three days.

The event serves to promote the nwe 54-mile Ocmulgee River Blue Way from Twiggs County to Pulaski County.

Paddles launch at Miles Branch Landing at the Hawkinsville Pulaski County Riverfront Park on S. Jackson St. in Hawkinsville.

For more information, call Marie at (404) 202-9546 or Chuck at 478-892-5489.

 

License Plate Revote Opens Monday

 

ATLANTA (AP) -- The public is again invited to weigh in on Georgia's new license plate design. 

Online voting will reopen at 3 p.m. Monday.

Gov. Nathan Deal had planned to announce the winner of an earlier design contest last Friday, but the state scrapped its plans over public confusion on whether the motto "In God We Trust" would be on the plate.

Vote on License Plate Designs

The eight semi-finalist license plate designs have been posted for the Governor's contest.

You can now vote on your favorite until July 15.

Vote!