The City of Griffin and the Georgia Department of Transportation each announced the crossing work will continue with detours in place for traffic along Georgia Highway 155. Norfolk Southern workers were out at the Hill Street crossing this week digging up the pavement.
The crossing will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow with detour signs, barricades and message boards in place to direct motorists through the detour area, GDOT advised and delays are expected in the area as work occurs.
The work is dependent on weather, GDOT said, but the city said, the weather should not be an issue Monday as the forecast is partly cloudy. The City of Griffin will have four police officers on detail for the detours.
The city recommended avoiding the construction area and use alternate crossing such as School Street at Experiment Street, North 13th Street at Experiment Street and East Solomon Street at Searcy Avenue.
As it did last Monday, GDOT will have barricades up at the Jackson Road/McDonough Road intersection and will be sending through traffic down North McDonough Road to Highway 16. Traffic will also be detoured down East McIntosh Road, according to GDOT.
GDOT is advising motorists “to reduce speeds as they travel through this construction work zone. Message signs, barrels and cones will be utilized to alert the public of the upcoming changes. Drivers should be aware that personnel and equipment will be operating in close proximity to travel lanes.”