PRESS RELEASE (GDOT) // CLAXTON, GA – Gus Tippins Road/County Road (CD) 77 in Evans County will close Monday, July 24 and remain closed while the Bull Creek Bridge is replaced.
The bridge is located five miles east of Claxton and one mile south of Daisy. The existing bridge was built in 1955 and has posted weight restrictions due to deterioration of the timber piling. The bridge will be dismantled and a new bridge will be constructed at the same site, requiring a detour.
This 4.3 mile-long detour route will be signed as: west on Melissa Street; south on Old Highway 250/Main Street; east on Sunbury Road, but motorists can access residences in the area up to the work zone.
If the weather cooperates, the $1.7 million project is expected to be complete in the spring of 2018.
PLEASE CONTACT JILL NAGEL, GDOT DISTRICT 5 COMMUNICATIONS, AT 912.424.6643 WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS.