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I-85 bridge closure may push more traffic onto Spout Springs Road

The Flowery Branch Road bridge over Interstate 85 is set to close Jan. 6 and will remain closed for about 180 days, pushing more traffic onto Spout Springs Road at the Hall-Gwinnett line.

Traffic on Flowery Branch Road north of I-85 will use Spout Springs as a detour. Traffic on Flowery Branch Road south of I-85 will use Braselton Highway/Ga. 124 as a detour.

Spout Springs runs mostly through South Hall, extending from Interstate 985 in Flowery Branch to Ga. 124 in Gwinnett.

During the 180 days, the bridge will be torn down and rebuilt. It is the final bridge replacement required by the widening of I-85 from four to six lanes between I-985 in Gwinnett to Ga. 53 in Jackson County.

As part of the widening, the Spout Springs Road bridge over I-85 was reopened in July.

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