Interstate 16 in Treutlen County is shut down in both directions from Exit 71 to Exit 78 due to a large dump trailer hitting the SR 86 bridge and shifting it nearly six feet. Georgia DOT engineers and contractors are onsite evaluating the situation. There is currently no timeframe for when the closure will be removed and travel lanes will reopen.
A signed detour is being put in place and motorists are encouraged to find an alternate route if possible, given the anticipated traffic volumes.
Take Exit 78- Turn Right onto Highway 221 North, Left onto US 80 West, go through town of Adrian, Left onto State Route 15, Re-Enter I-16 at Exit 71
Take Exit 71 – Turn Right onto Highway 15, through Soperton, Left onto State Route 46, Left onto State Route 56, Re-Enter I-16 at Exit 78
Motorists are urged to remain patient during this closure. Crews are working to repair and reopen the roadway as soon as possible to minimize impact to the traveling public. Further updates will be forthcoming.