The Georgia Department of Transportation held an open house Thursday evening, Dec. 12, where representative laid out their plans for replacing an old bridge over Toto Creek.
The bridge, which was built in the late ’50s, was rated as being in fair condition, according to a report issued by GDOT, but the report stated that “due to the age of the structure, the structural analysis of the bridge, and unknown foundation of the substructure, replacement of this 61-year-old bridge is recommended.”
Construction on the roughly $5-million project is slated to begin in 2024, with right-of-way purchases starting in 2020.
While construction is underway, two major detours will be in place for a span of about 15 months. The first detour, which will be open to local traffic, will use SR 400 and Henry Grady Highway to avoid the area. That detour is roughly 3.3 miles.
A longer, state-road-only detour will also be available, taking drivers down state roads 400 and 60 for a 16.9-mile detour.
While in the pre-engineering phases of the project, GDOT is accepting comments from the public that will be affected by the project. Comment cards can be filled out online at http://www.dot.ga.gov/AboutGDOT/PublicOutreach. The project number is PI#0013990.