Construction continues on the I-16/I-75 Interchange Improvement Project, with night utility crews scheduled to work in the coming week. In addition, a permanent (at least for one year) lane closure will be performed on Coliseum Drive/Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard southbound from Clinton Street to Riverside Drive on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. Detailed information follows:

Phase 2 and 3 – regarding the region from Hardeman Avenue to the I-16 eastbound exit: workers continue the installation of the structural framing for the future deck of the the Riverside Drive bridge over I-75. Crews have begun constructing a concrete box culvert along I-75 southbound between the Walnut Street bridge and Riverside Drive bridge. In the coming week, crews will continue building retaining walls along I-75 northbound and southbound.

Phase I – regarding the region including I-16 from the I-75/I-16 split to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard exit: in the coming week, workers are continuing work on the Otis Redding Memorial Bridge at Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard over the Ocmulgee River, as well as the columns and structural framing for the future deck of the bridge along I-16 eastbound near Spring Street. They will also continue construction of retaining walls along I-16 eastbound between Spring Street and Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. Crews will continue grading on the exit #2 on-ramp for I-16 eastbound and the Spring Street exit on-ramp for I-16 westbound. Construction in this region will require lane closures in the coming week on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard northbound and southbound for utility crew work at night.

In addition, the right lane of Coliseum Drive/Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard southbound from Clinton Street to Riverside Drive will be permanently closed (at least for one year) starting at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. For the duration of the closure, traffic through that section will be reduced to one lane. The northbound lanes will remain two lanes. The southbound left turn lane on to the eastbound I-16 exit ramp will not be affected in any way. An additional reminder news release regarding this development will be sent out on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018.

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