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State reopens I-16

POSTED: May 25, 2009 10:26 a.m.
Monday morning, Georgia DOT crews reopened the I-16 westbound travel lanes beginning at US 441 following damage to the State Route 257 bridge near Dublin.
Crews continued round-the-clock repair efforts and were able to restore early morning access to the westbound lanes; additionally they kept detoured traffic flowing smoothly during the height of the holiday travel.
Bryant Poole, Georgia DOT Director of Operations stated, "A lot of hard work and determination has been put forth to accomplish this huge and challenging task. Thanks for everyone's support and patience."
The next task involves awarding the final bridge repair work to contract so that it can be completed in its entirety.
Georgia DOT urges travelers to call 511 for updated information about this or any other construction project on interstates and state routes. Georgia 511 is a free phone service that provides real-time traffic and travel information statewide, such as traffic conditions, incidents, lane closures, and delays due to inclement weather. Callers also can transfer to operators to request assistance or report incidents 24 hours a day, seven days a week. More information is available at
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