A moderately traveled bridge on Thomas Wilson Road over Tumlin Creek in Roopville, Georgia, will soon be completely replaced, thanks to a Federal Aid Project from the Georgia Department of Transportation. District 6 communications officer with GDOT tells us, “This is a federally funded project with an 80/20 split between federal and state funds.”
According to construction documents provided by GDOT, bidding for the project will be underway on January 17. Soon thereafter the GDOT will award the bridge replacement contract to the bid winner.
The construction documents filed mention a proposed start date during March of this year. Travelers seeking a detour around this shortcut between Roopville and Carrollton can use Old Carrollton Road or Bethesda Church Road from Highway 5 to Bonner Goldmine Road.
In other county-wide travel news, Carroll County Board of Commissioners Chairwoman Michelle Morgan notes several roads that could be impacted by repairs and soil testing.
On Monday January 13 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. 520 Gray Road near Whooping Creek Road in Carrollton will be closed for repairs.
Soil testing is also being performed by Willmer Engineering on Bethesda Church Road in Carrollton near Indian Creek starting on January 13 and lasting a few days between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
A bridge along Asbury Road over Trestle Creek in Temple will be inspected on January 15 and January 16 from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Grimmet Road at High Point Road off Highway 100 north of Bowdon was recently reopened after having been damaged by flooding.
As of January 1, 2020, the Carroll Connection van transportation service number is no longer active. Please use this number to schedule a pickup until further notice: (678) 588-9456. Carroll County government apologizes for any inconvenience.