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Bridge over Interstate 24 in Wildwood to be rebuilt — in one weekend

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DADE COUNTY, GA (Times Free Press) -

The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to replace the aging State Route 299 bridge over Interstate 24 in Dade County.

In one weekend.

Instead of dragging construction-related traffic delays out for six months, the state agency plans to hire a contractor who will prepare the bridge supports and deck without disrupting traffic.

Then, on some Friday in late fall 2014 or early spring 2015, the bridge will close to SR 299 traffic. The new, reinforced concrete deck will be slid onto the new substructure and secured. Then, 56 hours after the bridge's closure, it will reopen to traffic. During the work, traffic will still flow below the bridge on I-24 -- though it may be slowed.

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