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Dawsonville Highway bridgework may cause delays for late-night drivers through January
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Cars travel along the westbound bridge on Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 over the Chattahoochee River arm of Lake Lanier in Gainesville on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. - photo by David Barnes

Dawsonville Highway drivers may encounter some nighttime delays as they cross the eastbound bridge over the Chattahoochee River.

S & D Industrial Painting of Florida is starting a project to paint the bridge’s steel structure and replace the joints, with work taking place nightly from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

The project, which may reduce the bridge to one lane overnight, is expected to be completed in mid-January, weather permitting.

A similar “bridge preservation” project is planned to start in 2019 on the southbound Thompson Bridge Road bridge over the Chattahoochee River.

The overall work will cost $1.2 million, according to the DOT.

Compiled from a Georgia Department of Transportation press release

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