A detour open house to discuss the Georgia Department of Transportation's (GDOT’s) proposed project to rehabilitate two bridges over I-59 in Dade County is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 6, from 5 until 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Dade Senior Center Building, located at 9622 Highway 11 South between Trenton and Rising Fawn.
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 Georgia DOT office in Cartersville.
The proposed plans call for rehabilitating the bridges on Daniels Road over I-59 and Puddin' Ridge Road (at Rising Fawn) over I-59. The rehabilitation work will include raising the bridge structure to a minimum vertical clearance between 16’-6” and 17’0” feet; adjusting the roadway items to match the new bridge elevation, strengthening or replacing the caps, joint replacement, new polymer overlay on the decks, painting of the steel beams, repairing spalls and cracks in the substructure and all other maintenance items that are confined to the bridges, as needed.
The detour open house will provide the public with an opportunity to view the proposed detour for construction, ask questions, and comment on it. “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,” says 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 anytime 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, February 20, 2018. 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.
Georgia Department of Transportation plans, constructs and maintains Georgia’s state and federal highways. GDOT is involved in bridge, waterway, public transit, bike and pedestrian programs. It also helps local governments maintain their roads. GDOT is committed to providing a safe, seamless and sustainable transportation system that supports Georgia’s economy and is sensitive to its citizens and its environment.