Interchange on-ramps open with overpass bridge closure and traffic detoured
In conjunction with the $19 million new Interstate 95 interchange project in Bryan County, Belfast Keller Road interchange bridge over I-95 is scheduled to close and on-ramps to I-95 will open to traffic on Monday, January 6, 2020, weather permitting.
R.B. Barker Construction will close the current Belfast Keller Road bridge over I-95 and install a detour that will remain in place for replacement of the current bridge which should be completed in the 4th quarter of 2020. Detour routes will be signed via US 17, State Route (SR) 144 and Belfast River Road. All motorists are encouraged to be alert to the signage and its direction, and to moderate their speeds through the detour.
The interchange on-ramps opening will allow Belfast Keller Road traffic to travel the newly constructed ramps to merge onto I-95 traffic. Vehicles on the east side of the interchange will be able to enter I-95 northbound and traffic on the west side will be able to enter I-95 southbound.
Georgia DOT fast tracked the completion of these on-ramps to relieve some congestion in this area and expedite hurricane evacuation, if needed. Motorists can not access Belfast Keller Road from I-95 due to construction of the interchange roundabouts and bridge construction.
Motorists are urged to drive with caution through or alongside work zones. For more information about alternate routes, download the Georgia 511 app, a free app available on both iPhone and Android smart devices.