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Old Atlanta Highway to be closed this weekend
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Reconstruction of the I-20 bridge over the railroad and Old Atlanta Highway will continue this weekend, affecting traffic near exit 90 on the interstate.

According to a Georgia Department of Transportation release Olympus Painting Contractors will continue bridge joint repair and replacement of the bridge. The contractor must temporarily close traffic on Old Atlanta Highway for 24 hours beginning 9 p.m. Friday and running through 9 p.m. Saturday related to bridge joint work.

Also, the inside and middle lanes, along with the off-ramp, will be closed on I-20 westbound from mile 91 to mile 90. The timeframe of continuous work runs from 9 p.m. Friday through 5 a.m. Monday.

Approved signage and message boards will alert the public to the Old Atlanta Highway closure and accompanying 4-mile detour. Motorists will utilize Cook Road, Moore Street and SR 81 for the detour. Access to local businesses will be maintained.

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.