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Interstate lane closure begins Friday night

Posted: February 5, 2016 - 3:26pm

A lane of Interstate 20 in Columbia County will be closed through Saturday evening for installation of new scales.

An eastbound lane of I-20 just west of the weight station will be closed beginning at 9 p.m. Friday through 5 p.m. Saturday, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation. The area is from mile marker 186.5 to 188 approaching the weight station between the Grovetown and Harlem exits.

The contractor will install scale components into the roadway as part of a statewide project to install weight scales in the outside lanes about 3,000 feet before the 19 existing weight stations. Current weigh stations require trucks to exit the interstate, which can cause delays. The Weight-In-Motion system weighs trucks as they travel without diversions and will alert the weight station and Georgia State patrol of weights and violators.

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