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I-20 safety tree removal closing Newton County shoulder

COVINGTON, Ga. - Your dollars are helping remove dead, diseased or hazardous trees off Interstate 20.

Starting this week, Georgia DOT contractor Casey Tree Experts begins a $400,000 contract on Interstate 20 eastbound from mile 90 to mile 98. Only the shoulder will close while crews and equipment are in the area daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Casey Tree Experts

This project also encompasses Walton, Morgan, Greene, Taliaferro, Warren, McDuffie and Columbia counties with a completion date in February 2018.

Tree and vegetation removal safeguards motorists, providing adequate room to recover if someone leaves the roadway; ensures sign visibility and sensitively extracts obstructions that may fall onto interstates and state routes during winter or other inclement weather.

This and similar ongoing maintenance service contracts within the 27-county East Central District come from the Transportation Funding Act (TFA) of 2015. Georgia DOT uses the sustained annual revenue from the TFA to launch much-needed routine maintenance and capital improvements.
Citizens will continue noticing TFA-driven contracted vegetation removal; pavement preservation; mowing and litter pickup; shoulder widening; roadway patching, slab repair and guardrail repairs among other vital maintenance activities at various district locations.
Whenever you approach a work zone: slow down; allow extra distance between vehicles; read signs; obey road crew flaggers; and expect the unexpected.
For general information about the TFA and how it’s investing in your area, visit