Delays expected along I-95 in Pooler due to resurfacing project

Delays expected along I-95 in Pooler due to resurfacing project
(Source: WTOC)
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POOLER, GA (WTOC) - The Georgia Department of Transportation has begun a resurfacing project along a busy portion of Interstate 95 this week.

The work could bring some delays, especially for those who travel near Pooler.

GDOT started work on several projects along parts of I-95 on Monday, and they will continue the work for the next several weeks. Drivers can expect multiple lane closures and traffic shifts within the northbound lanes of I-95 between exit 102 and exit 104.

Exit 104 is also known as the airport exit.

Lori Lynah, Director of Marketing and Air Service Development for the Savannah Hilton Head International Airport, says the exit is the main way that people get to the airport.

With the roadwork possibly causing delays along the interstate, Lynah says people should plan to arrive to the airport a little earlier than usual.

"Of course, with all of the traffic with vacations, spring break, and general traffic, I-95 is busy all of the time. So, if you're coming from Savannah and Richmond Hill, we recommend you leave a little earlier, because you don't want to miss your flight," Lynah said. "Don't cut yourself short. Don't be running late and cause that panic factor that makes traveling a nightmare. Just plan to have 90 minutes once you get to the airport to get to your gate."

The work will take place throughout the next several weeks and consist of removing and replacing the old approach slabs which are built into this portion of I-95.

First, crews will be working on the inside lanes, and then they will switch and work on the outside lanes.

GDOT is asking drivers to slow down when they enter this work zone and be mindful of how the traffic shifts if traveling along this stretch of I-95. Crews will be out working around the clock, so drivers can expect to see workers in this area at all times of the day.

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