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I-985 bridge in Gwinnett to be closed for repairs, resurfacing
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The Thompson Mill Road bridge over Interstate 985 will be closed at some point for repairs, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

No date has been set for the work, as a contractor hasn’t been hired yet, but residents can learn about the detour at a public meeting set for 4-6 p.m. Thursday at Buford City Hall, located at 2300 Buford Highway NE.

Residents can speak to a court reporter about the project or fill out a comment card, officials said.

The work calls for raising the bridge, replacing joints and resurfacing.

The bridge is in North Gwinnett County and Thompson Mill Road is mostly in Gwinnett, but the busy two-lane road does connect with Spout Springs Road in the South Hall portion of Braselton.

DOT district spokeswoman Katie Strickland said she would also know the project’s impact on I-985 motorists, including a schedule with any possible lane closures, after the project is awarded.

However, she predicted little impact as “no big cranes (are expected) for this work.”

The project could be awarded in July, Strickland said.

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