By: Laura-Jane Hatcher (WRGA News)
If your daily commute involves Mays Bridge Road at the intersection of Burnett Ferry, you could experience some delay Monday.
The Georgia Department of Transportation announced earlier this week the temporary closure of Mays Bridge Rd. at the intersection of Burnett Ferry for Monday. Laborers there will be working to realign the road with the West Rome Bypass which is currently under construction in Floyd County. Traffic will be detoured west to Horseleg Creek road, where a myriad of signs will guide motorists around the closed road.
The closure is part of the on-going construction on the West Rome Bypass, which began in November 2011. The $43 million dollar project will ultimately unite US 27 with Alabama Hwy., and even with a completion date two years in the future, district engineer Ricky Boatner said that Monday’s work is part of the last leg of construction.
“The part from U.S. 27 near Georgia Highlands College which runs to Horseleg Creek Rd.--- this is the first leg we’ve completed,” Boatner said. “This next leg will run from Horseleg Creek Rd. to Alabama Hwy., and when it’s completed, U.S. 27 will be connected to Alabama Hwy. in Coosa.”
Mays Bridge Rd’s closure will be temporary, but Boatner could not say when it would reopen. The work was on the calendar for Thursday, but was rescheduled due to the wintery weather.