A series of bridge closures is in process in Jackson County, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.
The State Route 332 bridges over Walnut Creek and its overflow will be closed to traffic for the next several weeks. Changes to the intersection of State Route 124 and State Route 60 are underway as GDOT crews prepare for the traffic detour that will be created for the bridge closures.
The following changes will be made prior to the closure of the bridges:
- A new left turn lane on State Route 124.
- A new temporary traffic signal at SR 124 at SR 60
- Right in Right out only access modification to Sam Freeman Road.
Construction of a left turn lane on State Route 124 has widened the route by six feet on either side of State Route 60. The traffic signal is a temporary traffic control measure and it will remain in place until the planned roundabout project is constructed at this intersection.
On Wednesday, Oct. 7, the traffic signal will be activated red and start a 24-hour all-way stop condition for the intersection that day. On Thursday, Oct. 8, the signal will become fully operational and control traffic at the intersection.
The bridge replacement project is located 1.5 miles south of the City of Pendergrass along State Route 332. Previously the bridges were scheduled to close to traffic on Oct. 1; however, Georgia DOT is working with utility partners to relocate a water line prior to closing the bridges.
The project will replace two deficient bridges crossing Walnut Creek and Walnut Creek Overflow. The proposed roadway consists of two 12-foot lanes with 10-foot rural shoulders. Both proposed bridges will have two 12-foot lanes and 8-foot outside shoulders. The proposed project length is approximately 0.28 mile.