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Open House for South River Bridge replacement tonight
SR 81  South River Detour

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Georgia Department of Transportation is hosting a Detour Open House tonight from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Oak Hill Elementary School on its proposed plans replacing the South River Bridge on State Route (SR) 81.

This project would replace the South River Bridge with a structure that includes two, 12-foot lanes and 8-foot wide shoulders in accordance with current standard design requirements. The existing bridge was built in 1948 and investigations have identified deficiencies that make it a prime candidate for replacement.

SR 81 will be closed where it crosses the South River at the Henry/Newton County line for roughly one year with an off-site detour. Construction is anticipated in fall 2020.

The Open House offers the public an opportunity to view project displays, ask questions and comment. It will be informal with no presentation. Oak Hill is located at 6243 Hwy 212 in Covington.

You can also provide your comments by Tuesday, April 25, 2017 using any of the following methods:

1.      From the menu, select the  county in which the proposed project is located and click Go;

2.      Then select 0013363 Bridge replacement on SR 81 ;

3.      Lastly, click Comment and follow the instructions to leave your comments.

  • Mail in your comment card to Mr. Eric Duff, Georgia Department of Transportation, 600 West Peachtree Street NW, 16th Floor, Atlanta, Georgia 30308.