Georgia Department of Transportation repairs slowing Interstate 20 traffic

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It might be slow moving for some travelers between Georgia and South Carolina on Interstate 20 while the Georgia Department of Transportation continues repairs.

Spokeswoman Cissy McNure said Friday that single lanes of eastbound and westbound I-20 from mile marker 201 to 200 will be closed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday for at least the next week while crews make repairs to the concrete slab.

Repairs have been going on for more than a week with traffic sometimes backing up to standstill for miles.

Richmond County sheriff’s Lt. Ramone Lamkin said that there have been a few minor accidents during the lane closure but that that’s not unusual for any similar repairs on construction on a major road.

“In the afternoon, it kind of backs up so we send (a deputy) out there to monitor traffic,” he said.

Travelers are advised to allow for delays or seek an alternate route during heavy-traffic hours.


• A single inside lane of north- and southbound Deans Bridge Road from Kipling Road to Augusta Tech Drive will be closed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday.

• A single lane of westbound Interstate 520 from Gordon Highway to the railroad bridge will be closed from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Wednesday through June 13.

• A single lane of Wrightsboro Road from Jimmie Dyess Parkway to Interstate 520 will be closed from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Wednesday.

Source: Georgia DOT

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