Media release: A detour open house to discuss the Georgia DOT’s proposed project to rehabilitate the bridge over I-75 along Dews Pond Road in Gordon County is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 28, from 5 until 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at Calhoun-Gordon County Library, located at 100 N. Park Ave. in Calhoun.
Gordon County residents interested in learning more about the proposed project and detour are encouraged to attend the meeting and express their thoughts and preferences.
“We would like to hear the viewpoints and concerns of all area residents,” says DeWayne Comer, district engineer at the Georgia DOT office in Cartersville.
The proposed plans call for rehabilitating the bridge over I-75 along Dews Pond Road. The work will include raising the bridge structure to a minimum vertical clearance of 17 feet; adjusting the roadway items to match the new bridge elevation, strengthening or replacing the caps, joint replacement, asphalt removal and new overlay on the decks; painting the steel superstructure; repair of cracks and spalls in the substructures and removal of vegetation from bridges 10-15 feet on either side.
The detour open house will provide the public with an opportunity to view the proposed detour for construction, ask questions and comment on it.
“The Georgia DOT strongly believes that since this project is intended to serve the people of Gordon County, the ideas and preferences of these people are important,” Comer explains. “This meeting will provide the public with an opportunity to review both the proposed project and detour, ask questions, and express their preferences.”
Accommodations for people with disabilities can be arranged with advance notice by calling Joseph Ciavarro District Planning & Programming Engineer at 678-721-5164 phone number. Written statements will be accepted concerning this project until Thursday, Dec.r 14. Written statements may be submitted to:
Eric Duff, State Environmental Administrator
Georgia Department of Transportation
Office of Environmental Services
600 West Peachtree Street, NW – 16th Floor
Atlanta, Georgia 30308