This past week, all I-16/I-75 project tasks continued as scheduled as the weather allowed. In the coming week (February 16 – February 22) there are no scheduled new lane closures or traffic shifts, so crews are expected to progress on current tasks as well as they can with additional rain in the forecast.
The summary of current projects and work is as follows:
Phase 2 and 3 – regarding the region from Hardeman Avenue to the I-16 eastbound exit: crews have started removing the existing pavement and shoulder from the far left lanes of I-75 northbound and southbound from Hardeman Avenue to the new pedestrian bridge. Teams continue working on both the substructure and superstructure of the bridge on I-16 westbound over the Ocmulgee River. Crews continue work on retaining walls along I-75 northbound and southbound. Workers continued construction of the superstructure of the Riverside Bridge over I-75, as well as the superstructure of the new Walnut Street Bridge over I-75. Crews continue concrete paving alongside the new lanes of I-75 southbound between Riverside Drive and Hardeman Avenue. They also continue to install concrete sound and visual walls along I-75 northbound and southbound.
Phase I – regarding the region including I-16 from the I-75/I-16 split to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard exit: teams have started removing the existing pavement from the far left lane on Spring Street under the I-16 bridges. Crews continue the construction of the substructure for the new I-16 eastbound bridge over the Ocmulgee River, and continue working on the superstructure, or beams and deck for the bridge along I-16 eastbound near Spring Street. They’re still building retaining walls along I-16 eastbound between Spring Street and Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, as well as Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard near the Ocmulgee River. Crews continue grading on the Spring Street off-ramp from I-16 and on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard near Riverside Drive. They continue constructing the approach slab on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard bridge.
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.
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