The Georgia Department of Transportation is advising motorists on US 411/State Route 20 in Bartow and Floyd counties that work on the bridge over Etowah River will resume immediately following the Thanksgiving holiday.  Starting Monday, November 28, the Georgia DOT contractor will begin to work on the rehabilitation of this bridge. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction.

Work on the bridge on US 411/SR 20 over Etowah River is part of a maintenance project to rehabilitate several bridges at various locations in Bartow and Floyd counties. Bridge rehabilitation work includes deck replacement, resetting bearings, application of polymer overlays, epoxy injection of the substructure members, joint replacement, correction of spalls in substructure, repair of undermining at the abutments, bridge deck rehab utilizing a modified latex overlay (and painting of structural steel. Work on this project begun earlier this month.  The entire project is scheduled to be completed by the end of March 2017, at a construction cost of little over $6 million.

“We certainly hope that all motorists watch out for any change in traffic pattern and be extra cautious while approaching this work zone,” said DeWayne Comer, district engineer at the DOT office in Cartersville. “This project may be causing the public some inconvenience, but upon completion, it will improve the flow of traffic on US 411, make it safer, and help the public get where they need to go in Bartow and Floyd counties,” Comer explained