Construction project on SR57 to last until November
GORDON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — Wilkinson County drivers will be having to drive an extra 8 miles along SR 57 due to a construction project starting Monday, August 2, 2021.
The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has announced that they are working to build a new roadway section to replace the SR 57 bridge that runs over a kaolin pipeline about 2 miles south of Gordon. The roadway is replacing a bridge that was originally built in 1954, concerns related to its age and structural integrity have led to this project.
The E.R. Snell Contractor is the prime contractor involved in the project, which they say is going to span a little over a tenth of a mile and will involve the construction of two 12-foot lanes with four-foot paved shoulders. It is also mentioned that the BASF pipeline that runs under the bridge will be encased to industry specifications as part of the project.
The news release from GDOT states that the project should last up to 60 days, meaning that the work should be completed sometime around November 30, 2021.