TIFTON – The inside/left lane of Interstate 75 South is closed in the area of Exit 2/Lake Park Bellville Road while Georgia Department of Transportation examines and monitors seepage from the pavement joint.
Sludge seeped through the joint between the inside and middle southbound lanes Monday afternoon during an operation to relocate an existing utility fiber optic line underground. This has affected a short segment of asphalt north of the overpass.
Crews plan to be on the interstate today, Tuesday, at 8 p.m. for road testing. This will require closing the middle lane as well, but it is expected to reopen within a few hours. Motorists are asked to slow down and use caution when driving by the work zone. The inside lane will remain closed pending a complete examination of the impacted area.