SR 196 opens to 2 lanes Tuesday

LIBERTY CO., GA (WTOC) - The Georgia Department of Transportation S.R. 196 in Liberty County will be opened to two lanes in each direction on Sept. 21.

The S.R. 196 widening project begins at U.S. 17/S.R. 25 and extends to U.S. 84/S.R. 38. This project involves widening and reconstructing 8.73 miles of the roadway.

There are three projects under way on S.R. 196 in Liberty County. These three projects consist of the widening from two to four lanes, two new signalized intersections and the reconfiguration of these intersections, and the replacement of the bridge over Baker Swamp Slough, according to a DOT news release. Drivers will continue to see road crews working on these projects until striping, grassing, rumble strips, punch list work and other tasks are finished.

The speed limit through this project has been reduced. Drivers on this stretch of S.R. 196 should slow down, be alert and pay special attention to all work zone signs, pavement markings, traffic control devices and changing traffic patterns, according to the DOT.

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