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This past week, construction crews continued work in ongoing activities as outlined below. Possible weather interference continues to be a concern in the area. However, the water level of the Ocmulgee River has dropped below flood stage, so work on the Otis Redding Memorial Bridge on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard will proceed again at that project site.

Phase 2 and 3 – regarding the region from Hardeman Avenue to the I-16 eastbound exit: workers continue the installation of the structural framing for the future deck of the the Riverside Drive bridge over I-75. Crews are still working on a concrete box culvert along I-75 southbound between the Walnut Street bridge and Riverside Drive bridge. In the coming week, crews will continue building retaining walls along I-75 northbound and southbound. There are NO anticipated traffic shifts or lane closures expected for the upcoming week related to this portion of the project.

Phase I – regarding the region including I-16 from the I-75/I-16 split to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard exit: work will resume on the Otis Redding Memorial Bridge at Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, as the Ocmulgee River’s water level has recently dropped below flood stage. Work on the columns and structural framing for the future deck of the bridge along I-16 eastbound near Spring Street is expected to continue as normal. They will also continue construction of retaining walls along I-16 eastbound between Spring Street and Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. The only closure in this section is the permanent lane closure (for at least a year) on Coliseum Drive/Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard southbound between Clinton Street to Riverside Drive; southbound traffic in that area is currently reduced to one lane.

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