De­tour March 7 for new Yel­low River bridge

The Covington News - - LOCAL - STAFF RE­PORTS news@cov­news.com

Re­plac­ing the Yel­low River bridge on State Route (SR) 36 re­quires a one-year de­tour be­gin­ning Tues­day, March 7. Traf­fic will use SR 162 and SR 212 as the signed, off-site de­tour. Lo­cal traf­fic will be al­lowed along SR 36 up to the bridge con­struc­tion zone.

E.R. Snell Con­trac­tor, Inc. has the nearly $8 mil­lion con­tract to build a new bridge and ap­proaches over the Yel­low River 10 miles south of Covington. Project funds come from bridge bonds au­tho­rized by the Ge­or­gia Leg­is­la­ture.

The of­fi­cial con­tract com­ple­tion date is May 31, 2018.

This project pro­poses to re­place the ex­ist­ing 520-foot-by-30-foot bridge with a 550-foot-by-43-foot bridge. The typ­i­cal sec­tion of the road­way ap­proaches will be two, 12-foot lanes with 10-foot wide shoul­ders. The project length is ap­prox­i­mately one-half mile.

When­ever you ap­proach a work zone: slow down; al­low ex­tra dis­tance be­tween ve­hi­cles; read signs; obey road crew flag­gers; and expect the un­ex­pected.

Cit­i­zens should mon­i­tor 511ga.org or down­load the App to stay cur­rent on all up­com­ing roadwork and projects. Ge­or­gia DOT East on Facebook and @GDOTEastTraf­fic on Twit­ter also pro­vide daily up­dates.

Sub­mit­ted photo | The Covington News

A dig­i­tal sign on High­way 36 is up­dated with the new date.

Sub­mit­ted photo | The Covington News

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