CAIRO, Ga. – The Georgia Department of Transportation invites the public to view plans and submit comments on the replacement of the state Route 112 Sapp Creek bridge, which will require a traffic detour.
The bridge replacement plans and proposed detour route will be displayed during a public information open house from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, at the Roddenberry Memorial Library, 320 N. Broad St. in Cairo. Georgia DOT representatives will be available to discuss the project and answer questions. There will not be a formal presentation.
The Georgia DOT project site is approximately five miles northwest of Cairo. The new bridge will be wider and higher than the current one, which was built in 1950 and does not meet current design standards. A recreational lake under construction by Grady County also will overtop the current bridge.
The proposed detour route during construction is SR 93 from Cairo to Pelham, then west along SR 65 to SR 112. This will add five miles to the normal travel distance for through traffic on SR 112. Using an off-site traffic detour will shorten bridge construction time.
Those who attend the open house may give a verbal or written statement and anyone unable to attend may still submit a written comment by mail or online by Tuesday, Feb. 3. Mailed comments should be sent to:
Ms. Hiral Patel, P.E.
Georgia Department of Transportation
600 West Peachtree St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30308
To submit comments online, go to www.dot.ga.gov and follow these instructions:
- Click Public Outreach in the Quick Links box on bottom right side of the page;
- Using the drop down menu, select the county in which the proposed project is located and click Go;
- Select 1-20-15 Detour OH 0012887 SR 112;
- Click Comment and follow the instructions to leave your comments.
A Georgia DOT representative will respond to comments and all comments will be made part of the project’s official record.
The project displays and plans will be available for review for 10 days after the open house via the online Public Outreach section atwww.dot.ga.gov. Copies also will be available at the Georgia DOT Moultrie area office at 120 Veterans Parkway N. Following the 10-day public comment period, a copy of all comments received will be available by request at the Atlanta address listed above.
The Georgia Department of Transportation continues its RoadWorks 2014 construction program. Dozens of important roadway improvement projects are ongoing throughout the state as we work to deliver projects on time and on budget while keeping our transportation network the nation’s finest. Pardon the necessary inconvenience and please drive cautiously and safely at all times, especially in work zones. For more information on Georgia DOT, please visit www.dot.ga.gov or subscribe to our Press Release RSS feed. You also may follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/GeorgiaDOT) and Twitter (http://twitter.com/gadeptoftrans).