Monthly Archives: February 2012

Hawkinsville Bridges – UPDATE

I recently met with Georgia Department of Transportation.   They pretty much informed me that we were ONLY going to get ONE bridge.   They say the cost to build, maintain, and inspect two bridges is simply more than they are willing to commit.   However, their latest revisions include moving the ONE bridge to the Commerce Street side.   This solves the one problem of the reduced traffic on Commerce Street, but still adds aggravation.   

I have contacted Georgia Tech. They have agreed to do a study on this situation and do a complete traffic analysis.    Their report will either conclude that the one bridge idea will NOT work – and that gives me ammunition against GDOT, OR they may conclude that it WILL work.  That will hopefully appease my concerns and the concerns of our citizens.    We’ll see………Image

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