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Limb removal underway on I-20

Posted: November 8, 2017 - 3:16am

Georgia Department of Transportation crews are working to remove dead, diseased or hazardous trees off Interstate 20.

Starting this week, Georgia DOT contractor Casey Tree Experts begins a $400,000 contract on I-20 eastbound from mile 90 to mile 98. Only the shoulder will close while crews and equipment are in the area daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., according to a news release.

This project also encompasses Columbia, Walton, Morgan, Greene, Taliaferro, Warren and McDuffie counties with a completion date in February 2018, the release stated.

Officials say tree and vegetation removal safeguards motorists, providing adequate room to recover if someone leaves the roadway; ensures sign visibility and sensitively extracts obstructions that may fall onto interstates and state routes during winter or other inclement weather.

This and similar ongoing maintenance service contracts within the 27-county East Central District come from the Transportation Funding Act (TFA) of 2015. Georgia DOT uses the sustained annual revenue from the TFA to launch much-needed routine maintenance and capital improvements.

Citizens will continue noticing TFA-driven contracted vegetation removal; pavement preservation; mowing and litter pickup; shoulder widening; roadway patching, slab repair and guardrail repairs among other vital maintenance activities at various district locations.

 

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