The Lake Capri Road Bridge and spillway, which was damaged during the 2009 floods, is now open to traffic.
The Rockdale Department of Transportation and the Stormwater Division are pleased to announce the reopening of Lake Capri Road Bridge over the lake spillway to all traffic effective January 20, 2011. The bridge allows shorter access in the Lake Capri area for residents, visitors and emergency vehicles.
“The opening of the bridge comes at a good time,” said County Chairman and CEO Richard Oden. “Our Department of Transportation and Stormwater Division have worked tirelessly on this project and their hard work and dedication has paid off. I know the Lake Capri community is glad to again have access to the bridge.”
The road was closed September 21, 2009 due to potentially unsafe conditions caused by a breach of the lake spillway during the torrential flooding in September 2009. The spillway breach has been repaired and the bridge abutment has been reinforced with underpinnings.
A substantial portion of the county’s expenditures for the repairs are eligible for reimbursement by FEMA. The county had already begun repairs last year when it was determined that the Home Owners' Association was liable for the cost of repairs, since the spillway mainly serves the neighborhood's lakes.
For more information, contact the Rockdale Department of Transportation at 770-278-7200 or the Stormwater Division at 770-278-7100.