Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) contractors have opened the Post Road Bridge over I-20 in Douglas County after two months of bridge rehabilitation activities.
For safety and work efficiency, the bridge maintenance activities required the closure of the bridge to traffic beginning June 17.
“Georgia DOT would like to thank residents and business owners located near the project area for their continued patience,” said District Seven Engineer, Kathy Zahul. “Also, thank you to our local partners for their continued support and outreach to ensure all residents were aware of the continuous project updates.”
The work on Post Road was a part of a bridge rehabilitation effort of six bridges in Douglas County where they cross over I-20: Tyson Road over I-20 eastbound, Tyson Road over I-20 westbound, Post Road over I-20, Liberty Road over I-20, Burnt Hickory Road over I-20, and North County Line Road over I-20.
Rehabilitation included raising the structures’ vertical clearance, bridge deck preservation (with polymer overlay), painting of steel beams, joint replacement where necessary and stabilizing the superstructures and substructures.