CARTERSVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is advising motorists in Bartow County of a detour off Old Dixie Highway at State Route (SR) 140, scheduled for November 28, to accommodate work on a new tie in to SR 140. Old Dixie Highway will be closed to through traffic for approximately a month and traffic will be detoured onto US 41/SR 3.
The Georgia DOT urges motorists in Bartow County to watch out for the message boards at the closing points on SR 3 and Old Dixie Highway and signs along the detour route. “We certainly hope that all motorists watch out for these detour signs and be extra cautious while approaching this work zone,” said DeWayne Comer, district engineer at the Georgia DOT office in Cartersville. “We understand that the closure of Old Dixie Highway at this location may cause some inconvenience to the area residents, but it is necessary for completing this construction operation as quickly as possible and giving the roadway back to the local traffic and traveling public,” Comer explained.
This operation is part of a 0.995-mile project of widening and reconstruction on SR 140, beginning west of Oothkalootha Creek and extending to US41 in Bartow County. The project also includes the construction of two bridges over Oothkalootha Creek and CSX Railroad. Work on this project began late June 2016. It is expected to be entirely completed by the end of December 2017, at a construction cost of $11,944,259. The bridge was hit by an oversized truck that damaged the steel beams a few months ago.