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Wednesday, June 26, 2019
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Roy Head Bridge Work Begins Today


Roy Head Bridge, Highway 129 north of Cleveland

(CLEVELAND)  -The Georgia Department of Transportation  has all the detour signs up on Highway 129 North and Highway 115 West  and the temporary traffic signal light at the intersection of Highway 115  west  and Tesnatee Gap Valley Road operational  today (Tuesday).  Work will start on the rehabilitation of  the  66-year old Roy Head Bridge over Little Tesnatee Creek just north of Cleveland.

The project is expected to take up to  21 days and during that time Highway 129 north of Cleveland around the bridge area will be closed to traffic.

GDOT Public Information Officer Katie Strickland speaking  on local news radio last Friday detailed the work that will be done, “ repairing things that need to be repaired, replacing things that need to be replaced, painting a new overlay or driving surface is going to be put there.  This work is going to rehabilitate  that bridge for the next 25 years of traffic, “ said Strickland.  

During the rehabilitation process traffic will be detoured onto Tesnatee Gap Valley Road. 

According to the GDOT this project has a scheduled completion date of July 31,  however, the bridge will be opened back to traffic July first.  

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