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Walker County: GDOT Replacing Bridge on Hog Jowl Road

Georgia Department of Transportation awarded a contract to replace a bridge on Hog Jowl Road over Shaw Branch Creek. The bridge will be the second one on Hog Jowl Road that GDOT has replaced in recent years.

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Engineers decided to replace the bridge due to its age and the repairs that would be needed to bring it up to current standards. The new bridge will extend the length of the bridge from 25 feet to 60 feet and add paved shoulders and concrete barriers on the sides. Construction is expected to begin on the million-dollar project in the coming weeks, and the bridge is slated to be completed in March 2022. A detour will be put in place and details made public as soon as they are finalized.

Construction crews recently replaced another bridge on Hog Jowl Road, that one over Voiles Creek. Neither bridge is on a state route, but GDOT also conducts projects along routes off of state roads.

“We want all roads in Georgia to be safe and built to the highest standards,” said GDOT District Six Engineer Grant Waldrop. “Bridges like these were built decades ago, and by replacing them with bridges that meet the highest standards we are improving the driving experience for motorists throughout the state.”

  • Advisory:  Motorists are advised to expect delays, exercise caution, and reduce their speed while traveling through work zones. Before heading out, get real-time information on work status and traffic conditions. Call 511, visit, or download the Georgia 511 app. Our maintenance team members who repair roads and bridges and our project teams who oversee construction projects are continuing their essential work, while following sanitary work practices prescribed by health agencies to protect themselves and the public from the coronavirus, as are most state DOTs in the U.S.

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