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ATLANTA - Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) contractors have extended the bridge rehabilitation activities on Post Road Bridge over I-20 in Douglas County through mid- August.
The bridge maintenance work requires the closure of the bridge to through traffic and those closures were put in place on June 17. The tentative completion date for the project was July 31; however, additional utility work is needed. Once the remaining utility work is completed, the contractor estimates that the bridge rehabilitation will be complete August 19.
Message boards are in place to give drivers advance notice of the detour and to direct drivers to the detour route as follows.
To access destinations north of Post Road Bridge/SR 78 from south of I-20 and the bridge:
To access destinations south of Post Road Bridge from north of I-20 and SR 78:
The work on Post Road is part of a bridge rehabilitation effort of six bridges in Douglas County where they cross over I-20: Tyson Road over I-20 eastbound, Tyson Road over I-20 westbound, Post Road over I-20, Liberty Road over I-20, Burnt Hickory Road over I-20, and North County Line Road over I-20.
Rehabilitation includes raising the structures' vertical clearance, bridge deck preservation (with polymer overlay), painting of steel beams, joint replacement where necessary and stabilizing the superstructures and substructures. Construction on each bridge will require 30-45 day detours for each bridge to ensure safety for workers and drivers.
Motorists are cautioned to reduce their speed while traveling through work zones, pay attention and watch for workers. Before heading out, get real-time information on work status and traffic conditions. Call 511, visit 511ga.org, or download the Georgia 511 app.
Georgia 511 is a free phone service that provides real-time traffic and travel information statewide, including traffic conditions, incidents, lane closures, and delays. Callers can transfer to operators to request assistance or report incidents 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In metro Atlanta, you can also request HERO assistance by calling 511. More information is available at 511ga.org.
*Important Covid-19 Testing Information
Cobb & Douglas Public Health is working with federal, state and local partners to expand COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus) testing rapidly in our community. This week, we are finalizing plans to offer drive-through testing ONLY for our highest risk individuals, who, if they had the virus, would dramatically impact many individuals in the entire community (e.g., healthcare workers, first responders, teachers, nursing home residents). Georgia Public Health guidelines are being finalized and we are expecting shipments of test kits to our community. COVID-19 TESTING WILL NOT BE PROVIDED TO THE GENERAL COMMUNITY AT THIS TIME. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g., fever, cough, shortness of breath) or have been directly exposed to a person who has tested positive for COVID-19, please isolate at home. If your condition worsens, call your primary care doctor, an urgent care clinic, your local federally qualified healthcare center or in extreme cases, call 911. Please do not show up unannounced at an emergency room or health care facility. The State of Georgia also has a new COVID-19 hotline for more information - Hotline: (844) 442-2681
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Cobb & Douglas Public Health (CDPH) is preparing internally and working with our partners, including the local governments, healthcare organizations, businesses, first responders, and local school districts to ensure our community is prepared for a potential COVID-19 outbreak.
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Coronavirus Update - March 20, 2020
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The State of Georgia's COVID-19 hotline
The State of Georgia has a new COVID-19 hotline. If you believe that you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, please contact your primary care doctor, an urgent care clinic, or your local federally qualified healthcare center. Please do not show up unannounced at an emergency room or health care facility.
Douglas County Government/Courthouse Phone Number: 770-949-2000
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