Six Mile Creek Bridge will have work done today to repair damage that has caused a bumpier ride lately for motorists.
According to Katie Strickland, district spokeswoman for the Georgia Department of Transportation, the bridge will have a single lane closed from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to fix the transition of asphalt on Hwy. 369 and concrete pavement on the westbound approach of the bridge that some residents complained was too bumpy.
That would fix one issue that some residents have voiced concerns about since the bridge was opened on Dec. 19, 2018.
There have also been complaints about the overall surface of the new bridge.
“I’m pretty sure the NEW bridge on 369, over Six mile Creek, is going to be the end of my front end alignment,” one resident posted on Facebook.
The bridge’s current surface is a temporary topping, Strickland said, that is comprised of larger stones.
The final driving surface will be paved in March, closer to the project’s expected completion date in April, according to Strickland, and will be made of smaller stone.
“That’s a very smooth ride,” Strickland said.
That would bring the project to its conclusion after first awarded in February 2017 to E.R. Snell Contractor Inc., an asphalt paving and concrete construction business based in Snellville.