Special to SEGAZINE
A shorter commute comes early for motorists in Brantley County traveling on Caney Bay Road between SR 23 and SR 520.
The Georgia Department of Transportation announces the new bridge on Caney Bay Road/CR225 over Buffalo Creek has been completed and was open to traffic Tuesday. The bridge opening on May 6th is ahead of the anticipated opening in June.
This $1 million bridge replacement project which included the construction of a 400′ long bridge inclusive of two 12′ wide travel lanes with 2′ shoulders, realignment of the roadway and sloops and installing guardrail. This new bridge and roadway alignment should improve operational safety for motorist which was funded through State and Federal funds. The contractor is Southern Concrete Construction Company, Inc. of Albany.
The required planning, environmental, engineering, right of way, funding and construction processes involved in any major transportation project can add years to its schedule. The Georgia DOT nonetheless is committed to improving its program and project delivery. Concept development, preliminary engineering and right of way acquisition processes are being streamlined. Aggressive schedules are being set. And kept; a thousand projects were completed last year. For more information on Georgia DOT, please visit www.dot.ga.gov<http://www.dot.ga.gov>