Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation have rescheduled a single left lane closure on I-75 south and northbound, between mile marker 53 and mile marker 56 in Tift County, for the removal of temporary barrier wall. These lane closures are scheduled between 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 26 and 7 a.m., Wednesday, June 27. I-75 was recently reduced from three lanes to two lanes in both directions for reconstruction of the Exit 55/Eldorado Road/C.R. 418 overpass and ramps.
Each day, hundreds of Georgia Department of Transportation employees and contractors work on dozens of highway, bridge and intersection improvements throughout the state. Their work often brings them and heavy machinery in close proximity to travel lanes. Fifty-seven Georgia DOT personnel and many more motorists, passengers and contractors' workers have been killed in highway work zone accidents since 1973. Please help us prevent these tragedies by slowing down; being especially attentive and cautious as you pass through construction work zones; and always driving responsibly. Safer Driving; Safer Work Zones; For Everyone. For information on the Department of Transportation, visit ( www.dot.ga.gov ); you also may follow Georgia DOT on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/GeorgiaDOT) and Twitter (http://twitter.com/gadeptoftrans).