2017-10-05 / Front Page

Bridge contractors back to work



Over the past few weeks, the bridge contractor has remobilized at the Soap Creek Bridge, and three of the four drilled shafts have been poured, according to officials with Georgia DOT. Further reports stated that the last shaft should have been poured within this past week. The contractor will then complete the substructure in phases to accommodate the relocation of the water main. Workers have also poured columns, along with drilling and pouring caissons. “The value engineering contract modification is currently being negotiated. We do not have an official approved extension of time at this point,” officials stated, including that while it’s not been fully confirmed, late July of 2018 is projected for the total opening of the passage to traffic. Over the past few weeks, the bridge contractor has remobilized at the Soap Creek Bridge, and three of the four drilled shafts have been poured, according to officials with Georgia DOT. Further reports stated that the last shaft should have been poured within this past week. The contractor will then complete the substructure in phases to accommodate the relocation of the water main. Workers have also poured columns, along with drilling and pouring caissons. “The value engineering contract modification is currently being negotiated. We do not have an official approved extension of time at this point,” officials stated, including that while it’s not been fully confirmed, late July of 2018 is projected for the total opening of the passage to traffic.

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