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Lowndes: SR 122 traffic shifting at I-75 interchange

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Lowndes – SR 122 is scheduled to move traffic to the outside lanes at I75 exit 29 (Hahira) on Tuesday. This is part of the $49 million project to reconstruct exits 22 and 29 that began in 2017.

Press Release

TIFTON – State Route (SR) 122 traffic is scheduled to shift Feb. 18 to the outside lanes at the Interstate 75 Exit 29 interchange in Hahira.

This means drivers will be traveling in their permanent lanes, but only on the outside lanes while the center medians and islands are constructed. Final asphalt topping will follow.

The traffic shift is another signal that the $49 million Georgia Department of Transportation project to reconstruct this interchange and Exit 22 near Valdosta is getting closer to completion. The current scheduled completion date is July 8. Work began in 2017 and was staged to avoid closing the busy interchanges during construction. The project is expected to improve traffic flow and capacity and improve visibility for drivers exiting the ramps. The old bridges were built in 1960 and the design was outdated for current and projected traffic. The contractor is Reames and Son Construction Co. Inc.