Warren Road Bridge Repairs Start Sunday Night

Photo of damage on the Warren Road overpass after a tractor-trailer carrying a backhoe on I-20 crashed into the overpass Tuesday morning. (Photo Courtesy: Georgia Department of Transportation)
Photo of damage on the Warren Road overpass after a tractor-trailer carrying a backhoe on I-20 crashed into the overpass Tuesday morning. (Photo Courtesy: Georgia Department of Transportation)

Augusta, GA (WJBF) – Repairs start Sunday night for the Warren Road Bridge above Interstate 20.

Night only work, under prime contractor S&D Industrial Painting, through Friday, March 4th will return standard weight traffic to the structure that’s been posted with a weight limit since late July 2015.

The Georgia Department of Transportation cleared the overpass for lightweight vehicles after a commercial vehicle hauling an excavator hit the eastbound side.

Comanche Construction of Georgia is set to work from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. during the one-week schedule, weather permitting.

Sunday, February 28th through Tuesday, March 1st the contractor will install I-20 eastbound lane closures starting just west of Bobby Jones Expressway up to Warren Road near mile marker 198. Activities include beam heat straightening and steel diaphragm replacement during this time.

Monday, February 29th through Wednesday, March 2nd a flagging operation is necessary on Warren Road due to bridge spall repairs.

There is no detour required during these night shifts and one lane of I-20 traffic will be maintained when crews must enter the roadway. The Georgia Department of Transportation contract with Comanche doesn’t allow any daytime work. Traffic will enter normal configuration during daily travels hours on both the interstate and Warren Road.

Please be aware of heavy equipment and contractors working extremely close to the travel lane on I-20 eastbound. Traffic control barrels and signage will begin far ahead of Warren Road to protect the traveling public and workers. Slow down and drive alert next week.

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