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Expect delays overnight this week on 1-75 in Bibb County. Here’s more.

Decades in the making, interstate construction still years away from completion

Phases 1-3 of the I-75/I-16 interchange work is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2021. There will be three additional phases that will be put out for construction bids in 2021 and 2023.
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Phases 1-3 of the I-75/I-16 interchange work is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2021. There will be three additional phases that will be put out for construction bids in 2021 and 2023.

Motorists can expect traffic pacing on Interstate 75 northbound overnight Monday and Tuesday between Hardeman Avenue and Riverside Drive.

The Georgia Department of Transportation says its work crews are expected to remove the traffic shift underneath the Walnut Street Bridge.

During the traffic pacing, law enforcement vehicles will slow traffic behind them as they move through the work zone, according to a news release.

The traffic pacing is expected between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. both nights.

The work is part of the massive I-75/I-16 interchange project.

Meanwhile, the dedicated right turn lane on the I-16 eastbound off-ramp to Spring Street is expected to remain closed as part of the project through the spring of 2021.

Also, the lane closure on Coliseum Drive/Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. southbound between Clinton Street to Riverside Drive is expected to remain in place for at least a year. Southbound traffic in that area is currently reduced to one lane.

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Becky Purser has covered breaking news as well as crime and courts primarily in Houston and Peach counties for The Telegraph. She’s now exploring topics that impact the lives of children, parents and the family. A graduate of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville with a bachelor’s degree in communications/news-editorial sequence, Becky also has covered city and county government for Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia newspapers.
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