GDOT Unveils Plans for Detour to Rehabilitate Bridge on Dugan Loop over I-59: Public Encouraged to A

An open house to discuss the Georgia Department of Transportation’s proposed project to rehabilitate the bridge on Dugan Loop over I-59 in Dade County is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 from 5 until 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at Dade County Public Library in Trenton.

Dade County residents interested in learning more about the proposed project and detour are encouraged to attend the meeting and express their thoughts and preferences. “We would like to hear the viewpoints and concerns of all area residents," says DeWayne Comer, district engineer at the GDOT office in Cartersville.

The proposed plans call for raising the bridge structure to a minimum vertical clearance of 17 feet and adjusting the roadway items to match the new bridge elevation; strengthening or replacing the caps and all deck joints; painting the steel superstructure; and replacing the approach slabs. The open house will provide the public with an opportunity to view the proposed detour for construction, ask questions, and comment on it. The work should not begin before May 2018.

“The Georgia DOT strongly believes that since this project is intended to serve the people of Dade County, the ideas and preferences of these people are important,” said Comer. “This meeting will provide the public with an opportunity to review both the proposed project and detour, ask questions, and express their preferences.”

The Open House will be informal and the public is invited to attend any time between 5 and 7 p.m. The meeting site is accessible to persons with disabilities. Accommodations for people with disabilities can be arranged with advance notice by calling Joseph Ciavarro District Planning & Programming Engineer at (678) 721-5164.

Written statements will be accepted concerning this project until Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017. Written statements may be submitted to: Mr. Eric Duff, State Environmental Administrator Georgia Department of Transportation Office of Environmental Services 600 West Peachtree Street, NW – 16th Floor Atlanta, Georgia 30308.

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