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Bridgework closes ramps on I-20 near Exit 90 in Newton County
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The on and off ramps for Interstate 20 near Exit 90 in Newton County will be closed Friday to Monday this weekend.

The Georgia Department of Transportation alerts the traveling public about the ongoing Interstate 20 bridge reconstruction project near Exit 90 this weekend. Olympus Painting Contractors will continue bridge joint repair and replacement on the I-20 bridge over the railroad and Old Atlanta Highway (CR 55). The westbound inside and middle lanes, along with both the on-ramp the off-ramp, will be closed on I-20 from mile 91 to mile 90. The timeframe of continuous work runs from 9 p.m. Friday, August 21 until 5 a.m. Monday, August 24.

The upcoming work will not require a detour.

This $3.3 million dollar maintenance job on the two interstate bridges crossing SR 12 and the Old Atlanta Highway includes reconstruction of new joint headers in the bridge deck; edge beam and end wall reconstruction; installation of bridge joints; spall repairs of the substructure; epoxy injection into substructure cracks; cap strengthening; repaired slope paving and painting of the existing steel substructure.

With traffic deaths up significantly compared to last year, Georgia DOT urges drivers to DriveAlert ArriveAlive, a campaign imploring motorists to wear their seatbelts, stay off the phone and focus on driving, especially in these work zones.