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The Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) is advising motorists on I-75 and Carbondale Road of a detour off the exit ramps of I-75 at Carbondale Road in Whitfield County, scheduled for Monday, March 5, 2018. Starting at 10 p.m. Monday night, the exit ramps of Exit 326 northbound will be closed to traffic until 5 a.m., to allow for setting the beams of the new bridge over I-75 at that location. These ramps will be closed again Tuesday, March 6 from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. Wednesday morning for the same purpose.  These night ramp closures are weather permitting and subject to change.

This beam setting operation is part a project to reconstruct the I-75/Carbondale Road Interchange in Whitfield County. The project includes 0.662 mile of widening and construction of a roundabout on Carbondale Road, beginning west of Redwine Cove and extending to west of Tilton Road. It also includes the construction of a bridge over I-75. Work on this project began early January 2016. The project is on schedule to be completed by the beginning of May 2019, at a construction cost of little over $18 million.

“We certainly hope that all motorists watch out for the closure of these exit ramps and be extra cautious, while approaching this work zone,” said DeWayne Comer, district engineer at the DOT office in Cartersville. “This project may be causing the public some inconvenience, but upon completion, it will improve the flow of traffic in the area, make it safer, and help the public get where they need to go in Whitfield County” Comer explained.

For real-time information about statewide road conditions, know before you go. Before getting into your car – call 511 or visit 511ga.org, where you can access statewide, route-specific information on crashes, road work, traffic and weather. Callers can transfer to operators to report incidents or request assistance on interstate or state routes across Georgia. The system can be also be used to access transit providers, major airports, rideshare organizations, tourism information and 511 systems in surrounding states

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