Closures and Traffic Shifts for I-75/I-16 Interchange Construction in Georgia

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Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) will continue construction activities related to the I-16/I-75 Interchange Improvement Project next week in Macon-Bibb. Weather permitting, the scheduled activities beginning Sunday, April 5 through April 12 are listed below.

New Lane Closures/ Traffic Shifts:

  • Single lane closures in both directions on Coliseum Drive/Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard each night beginning Sunday, April 5 until Thursday, April 9, from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
  • The I-16 eastbound exit ramp to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (Exit 2) will be closed overnight on Sunday, April 5 and Monday, April 6 from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. the following mornings.
  • Beginning 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 9, Coliseum Drive/Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard traffic will shift onto the newly constructed Bridge over the Ocmulgee River.

Ongoing, Long-term Closures:

  • The dedicated right turn lane on the I-16 eastbound off-ramp to Spring Street, which will remain closed through the spring of 2021.
  • The permanent lane closure on Coliseum Drive/Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard southbound between Clinton Street to Riverside Drive; southbound traffic in that area is currently reduced to one lane.
  • The far right lane of I-75 northbound at the Georgia 19/Georgia Avenue exit (exit 164) is closed to traffic for several months.
  • Spring Street’s far right lane at the I-16 westbound on-ramp as well as the right-hand on-ramp to I-16 westbound are both closed for several months; the Spring Street on-ramp to I-16 westbound has been relocated to the far left lane.

Construction Activities Thru April 5:

Phase 2 and 3 – I-75 from Hardeman Avenue to I-16 eastbound

  • Crews continue construction of the Riverside Bridge superstructure over I-75;
  • Construction of concrete sound and visual wall along I-75 northbound and southbound continues; and
  • Crews began removing pavement from the far left lane and shoulder lane on I-75 northbound and southbound between Hardeman Avenue and the Pedestrian Bridge.

Phase 1 – I-16 from the I-16/ I-75 split to the Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard exit

  • Crews continue work on two bridge superstructures – the bridge along I-16 eastbound near Spring Street and the new I-16 eastbound bridge over the Ocmulgee River.
  • Grading activities continue on Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard near Riverside Drive;
  • Crews will start asphalt paving on Coliseum Drive/Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard;and
  • Crews will remove the existing pavement on Spring Street’s far left lane under the I-16 bridges.

The I-16/I-75 Interchange Improvements Project is a $500 million safety and mobility megaproject. With its massive scope to widen and reconstruct I-16, I-75 and their interchange in Macon-Bibb, this project is being delivered in seven design and construction phases that will continue through 2030. When complete, new CD lanes, additional interstate lanes, new interstate on-and off-ramps, upgrades to 11 bridges, new walls, upgraded drainage systems, etc. will deliver safer and improved mobility for Macon-Bibb’s local commuters and businesses, regional travelers and commercial freight from the Georgia southern coast to destinations within the state and throughout the U.S.


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