Through a push convention hosted by Ga Governor Brian P. Kemp right now at the Point out Capitol, Georgia DOT Commissioner Russell R. McMurry, P.E., introduced the GA Hwy 86 bridge about I-16 in Treutlen County will have to be demolished and replaced following an incident early Thursday early morning in which a large dump trailer hit the bridge, appreciably harmful the structure and shifting it nearly six ft.
“We are really grateful that there had been no injuries or fatalities as a end result of this incident,” claimed McMurry. “I would like to prolong a honest thank you to Georgia State Patrol, area regulation enforcement and our local GDOT District 2 team who mobilized speedily this morning to assure site visitors was safely and securely diverted from I-16. Also, to the residents and area communities in the vicinity of this closure, we take pleasure in your persistence while traffic is staying diverted from I-16. We are encouraging motorists to use wayfinding apps to come across option routes all-around the closures, and hope to have vacation lanes reopened shortly.”
All travel lanes of I-16 have been shut down from Exit 71 to Exit 78 in between Dublin and Pooler since early Thursday early morning. For the protection of the touring public, all vacation lanes of I-16 will stay shut down in both of those instructions from Exit 71 to Exit 78 for the next couple times until eventually the bridge can be removed and the interstate safely reopened to site visitors.
At the moment, Georgia DOT is performing to reopen one lane of I-16 Westbound to site visitors by Sunday, July 18. Just one lane of I-16 Eastbound is predicted to open up to targeted traffic by Monday, July 19. GDOT anticipates a comprehensive reopening of all vacation lanes of I-16 by the stop of up coming 7 days, weather permitting. There is not a timeline founded as nonetheless for how very long it will just take to swap the GA Hwy 86 bridge at this time.
A signed detour is in location, but motorists are encouraged to discover an alternate route, if possible, offered the anticipated traffic volumes.
Choose Exit 78- Switch Suitable on to Highway 221 North, Left onto US 80 West, go as a result of city of Adrian, Remaining onto Point out Route 15, Re-Enter I-16 at Exit 71
Take Exit 71 – Switch Correct on to Freeway 15, by means of Soperton, Remaining onto Condition Route 46, Still left onto State Route 56, Re-Enter I-16 at Exit 78
Motorists are urged to keep on being affected individual through this closure. Crews are performing to mend and reopen the roadway as soon as feasible to limit affect to the touring public. Even more updates will be forthcoming.