(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.