Georgia’s I-16/I-75 Interchange Project Updates for Work Through October 11

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Contractors for the Georgia Dept. of Transportation (GDOT) will continue construction activities related to the I-16/I-75 Interchange Improvement Project next week in Macon-Bibb County. Weather permitting, the scheduled activities beginning Monday, October 5 through Sunday, October 11, 2020 are listed below.

New Lane Closures:

  • Daytime lane closures on Coliseum Drive/ Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Monday, October 5 through Friday, October 9, as work crews grade the area and install sidewalks.

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 through October 3, weather permitting:

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

  • Crews continue construction of the Riverside Bridge superstructure over I-75 and the Walnut Street bridge stage two superstructure;
  • Continue construction of the new I-75 northbound bridge;
  • Continue construction of new I-75 southbound bridge superstructure;
  • Continue working on superstructure of the I-16 westbound bridge over the Ocmulgee River;
  • Construction of MSE (retaining) walls along I-75 northbound and southbound and at other locations throughout the project continues;
  • Construction of concrete sound and visual wall along I-75 northbound and southbound continues;
  • Continue demolition of the concrete pavement on the left lane on I-75 southbound from the Riverside Drive bridge to the Hardeman Avenue bridge; and
  • Continue demolition of the existing pavement on the left lanes of I-75 northbound from Hardeman Avenue to north of the Riverside Bridge.

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

  • Crews continue work on the superstructure for the bridge along I-16 eastbound near Spring Street;
  • Construction continues on the superstructure for the new I-16 eastbound bridge over the Ocmulgee River;
  • Construction continues on the second stage of the new Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard bridge over the Ocmulgee River;
  • Construction continues on the new I-16 eastbound bridge superstructure over Norfolk Southern Railroad;
  • Construction continues on the substructure for the new I-16 eastbound bridge over Spring Street;
  • Construction continues on MSE (retaining) walls along I-16 eastbound between Spring Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard;
  • Grading activities continue on the I-16 eastbound exit ramps to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Spring Street;
  • Grading activities continue on the entrance ramp to I-16 eastbound from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard; and
  • Continue grading and delivery of materials to prepare the roadway for paving on the exit ramp from I-16 westbound to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard/Coliseum Drive; and
  • Construction of sidewalk and curb and gutter along Coliseum Drive is complete.

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 County, 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 County’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.

Advisory: Motorists are advised to expect delays, exercise caution, and reduce their speed while traveling through work zones. Before heading out, get real-time information on work status and traffic conditions.

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