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DOT poised to build new Ga. 284 bridge

POSTED: October 23, 2013 11:24 p.m.

Work is gearing up on the new bridge on Ga. 284/Clarks Bridge Road at Lake Lanier.

Snellville company E.R. Snell Contractor will begin installing work zone signs this week, and equipment and materials will be delivered to the site Monday, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

During the first week of November, crews will begin working in the lake, preparing to drill for new concrete support structures for the new bridge.

“These plans are tentative and are weather-dependent,” states a DOT press release issued Wednesday.

The $8.7 million project calls for a bridge with 12-foot lanes, an 8-foot bike path in each direction and a new pedestrian tunnel under Ga. 284. The completion date is Dec. 31, 2015.

The existing bridge was built in 1958 and does not meet current design standards, the release said.

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