Tobar says Hwy. 112 will be closed for months
When work begins sometime next year to replace the bridge on Georgia Highway 112 at Sapp Creek, the state route will be closed to thru traffic for several months, according to Grady County Administrator Carlos Tobar.
Tobar met with officials with the Georgia Department of Transportation this week to discuss the Sapp Creek bridge replacement project as well as other local transportation projects.
“They are not planning on building a temporary crossing so once the bridge is taken out thru traffic will be detoured and they will detour traffic to state routes, not county roads,” Tobar said.
The bridge has been on the state’s bridge replacement list for many years, according to county officials, but the project is being accelerated due to the filling of Tired Creek Lake, which will come up under the existing bridge.
Tobar also reported this week that crews are expected to begin placing replacement pipe in the Tired Creek Lake dam’s principal spillway riser today, June 18.
The new pipe will replace 60-inch diameter pipe that was damaged by heavy rains in mid March. The damaged pipe was demolished on site and will be used for fish habitat in the 960-acre lake, according to county officials.
Completion of the dam is still projected to be prior to the end of 2014.