Widening of Georgia 133 Underway

| October 3, 2014

road-sign-workMOULTRIE — The Georgia Department of Transportation is asking motorist to use caution when traveling on Georgia Highway 133.

A total of nine Georgia DOT projects are planned to improve SR 133 between Albany and Valdosta. The Brooks and Colquitt County “legs” were the first to be let this summer and contractor Reames and Son Construction Co. Inc. of Valdosta has started clearing right of way for both projects.

The projects include widening SR 133 to four lanes with turn lanes as needed for a distance of 6.67 miles in Brooks County and adding a flush median and other improvements along 4.55 miles in Colquitt County. The construction contract amount is $20,697,904.38 for the Brooks County project and $16,489,035.76 for the Colquitt project. Both are scheduled to be complete in the summer of 2016.

The Georgia DOT wants motorists to be aware that speed limits have dropped in the state Route 133 construction zones in Brooks and Colquitt Counties.  The speed limit is now 45 mph in Brooks County from Troupeville Road to Pauline Church Road and 35 mph in Colquitt County from Hawthorne Road to SR 35/East Moultrie Bypass. Signs have been installed notifying motorists of changing limits.

More information on the projects is available at www.dot.ga.gov. Click on the projects icon on the left side of the page and then “begin search” in the project search box.  Mindful of the upcoming Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition in Moultrie, Georgia DOT has restricted the contractor from installing lane closures, pacing traffic or moving equipment or materials on SR 133 during the annual event through 2016. This year the Expo is Oct. 14 through 16.

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