Temporary I-20 ramp closure
Traffic shift on Ga. Highway 142
The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced a traffic shift on Ga. Highway 142 in Newton County from Industrial Boulevard to Hazelbrand Road. This traffic shift will occur in a series of events, weather permitting.
Beginning at 8: 30 a. m. March 10, the I- 20 westbound off- ramp to Ga. Highway 142 will be closed to traffic. This closure will last until March 16. Beginning at 8: 30 a. m., March 14, the I- 20 eastbound on- ramp will be closed to traffic. This closure will last until March 16.
Beginning March 16, traffic on Ga. Highway 142 will be shifted from the Industrial Boulevard across the new I- 20 bridge to Hazelbrand Road. After traffic is shifted on Ga. Highway 142, the I- 20 westbound on- ramp will be closed to traffic for approximately 10 days.
This series of traffic events is necessary to facilitate traffic to the new bridge over I- 20 and will enable the contractor to proceed with constructing the remainder of the new bridge over I- 20. All ramp closures will have signed detours. As with all road construction, motorists are advised to use extra caution in construction work zones.
GDOT 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 realtime 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 www. 511ga. org. For general information on GDOT please visit www. dot. ga. gov.