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      Rail line improvements close major roadways

      The Georgia DOT has been notified by Norfolk Southern Railroad of the need to schedule a detour on State Route 520 BUS/Slappey Blvd at the intersection of Norfolk Southern rail lines near Gillionville Road.

      Crews have scheduled repairs and replacement of the timber guards and cross ties with concrete panels.

      Because of the heavy traffic volumes and work involved, the roadway must be closed and traffic detoured.

      Rail line improvements are set to begin at 8 AM Tuesday, June 18 and are expected to completed on Thursday, June 20, weather permitting.

      The detour route will be marked with barricades and signage to direct motorists around the area. This work is expected to cause delays and motorists are strongly advised to avoid the area.

      The Georgia Department of Transportation continues its RoadWorks 2013 construction program. Dozens of important roadway improvement projects are ongoing throughout the state this summer as we work to deliver projects on time and on budget while keeping our transportation network, the nation's fines. Pardon the necessary inconvenience and please drive cautiously and safely at all times, especially in work zones.

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