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Boling Bridge work will close lanes overnight Tuesday
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Boling Bridge at the Hall-Forsyth county line is being replaced. That work will require overnight lane closures Tuesday.

The latest work to replace Boling Bridge on Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 at the Hall-Forsyth county line will require more overnight lane closures Tuesday.

Single-lane closures will occur between 7 p.m. Tuesday and 6 a.m. Wednesday, weather-permitting, starting at Dogwood Path and ending at Little Hall Park as another concrete footing is poured.

Flagging operators will direct traffic, and a pilot truck may also be used.

This will be the second concrete footing on this approach to the new bridge, with the project calling for a total of 12 concrete footings, said Katie Strickland, district spokeswoman for the Georgia Department of Transportation. Workers will be close to travel lanes.

“Plan ahead as lane closures can create delays,” Strickland wrote in a news release.

Scott Bridge Co. of Opelika, Ala., is handling the $20 million project, which calls for construction of the new bridge next to the current bridge, then demolition of the current bridge. The project is scheduled for a March 31, 2019, completion.

Strickland said work so far has included clearing trees and installing steel beams.

The green Boling Bridge is one of several bridges over Lanier the state is looking to replace or has replaced.

Clarks Bridge on Clarks Bridge Road/Ga. 284 in Gainesville was the first to get a new, wider look in 2015.

Two bridges on Cleveland Highway/U.S. 129 also are scheduled for replacement — one crossing the Chattahoochee River and the other crossing East Fork Little River.

In 2016, DOT officials said right of way acquisition was underway on Browns Bridge, which spans the Chattahoochee River at the Hall-Forsyth line. Construction on that $28 million project could begin in 2018.

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