Ga DOT announces Jackson Co road closure

Bridge repair work on 229

There is a heads up for drivers in Jackson County, where the Georgia DOT has closed County Road 229 Valentine Industrial Parkway in Jefferson for bridge repair work. The DOT says it’s not known when the road will reopen.

From the Ga Dept of Transportation…

WHAT: Georgia Department of Transportation has closed County Road 229 Valentine Industrial Parkway in the City of Jefferson for bridge repair work.

WHEN: The closure and detour began June 23, 2022. No date has been given for reopening.

WHERE: Valentine Industrial Parkway will be closed to eastbound and westbound traffic. The City of Jefferson is detouring traffic from the parkway at Concord Road.

WHY: .The parkway overpass crosses over I-85. An inspection of the bridge indicated a beam was impacted by traffic from the interstate.  The overpass was immediately closed to vehicular traffic due to safety concerns. The bridge requires maintenance repairs.. Additional information will be forthcoming as it is received..

Advisory: Exact dates may change due to weather or other factors. Motorists are cautioned to reduce their speed while traveling through work zones, stay alert, and watch for workers. Before heading out, get real-time information on work status and traffic conditions by calling 511, visiting 511ga.org, or downloading the Georgia 511 app.

Tim Bryant

Tim Bryant

Tim Bryant hosts Classic City Today, 6-10 weekday mornings on 98.7FM & AM 1340 WGAU in Athens.

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