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06
Feb

Truck Detour to begin for Rail Crossing project

truck detourNorfolk Southern Railroad and Georgia DOT announces official truck detour for the State Route (SR) 92 at-grade crossing project in Douglasville.

The construction that begun on Mozley Street on Jan 23rd will continue and the crossing will remain closed until the completion of the overpass. Georgia DOT encourages all trucks that do not originate or terminate within the City of Douglasville to avoid the area.

The ongoing project will require an on-system truck detour that will go into effect tomorrow, Feb 6th. Local traffic can continue to use Dallas Highway/Campbellton Street or other local alternative roues.

SR 92/ Mozley Street truck detours are as follows:

  • Trucks traveling northbound with destination north of Douglasville must travel east on SR 8, turn left on SR 6/US 278/C. H. James Parkway; continue on SR 6/US 278/C. H. James Parkway for approx.10 miles, then turn right to continue north on SR 92.
  • Trucks traveling south on SR 92 towards any destination south of the railroad in Douglasville should travel east on SR 6/US 278/C. H. James Parkway, then turn right onto SR 8 westbound; remain on SR 6/US 278/C. H. James Parkway for approx.6.8 miles, then turn left onto SR 92/ Fairburn Road to continue south onto SR 92.

The construction of the Norfolk Southern underpass is part of the work needed to complete Georgia DOT’s extensive four-phase project to widen and realign SR 92 from just south of I-20 in the City of Douglasville in Douglas County north to Nebo Road in the City of Hiram, Paulding County.  In Douglasville, SR 92 will be realigned and reconstructed to provide a grade-separated crossing at US 78/Bankhead Highway, the NS Railroad and Strickland Street.  The work includes upgrades and relocation of the existing railroad crossing at McCarley Street, and the closing of the existing crossings at Brown and Mozley streets and SR 92/Dallas Highway/Campbellton Street.

The Mozley Street crossing reconstruction will include bringing the track clearance to meet minimum American Association of State Transportation Officials (AASHTO) standards of 14.5 feet; it is currently sub-standard at 13.15 feet.  This work is tentatively scheduled for completion in 24-36 months.

Motorists are advised to expect delays, exercise caution, and reduce their speed while traveling through work zones. Before heading out, get real-time information on work status and traffic conditions. Call 511, visit 511ga.org, or download the Georgia 511 app.

Roadway work zones are hazardous for workers and for the public. In fact, most fatalities in work zone crashes are drivers or passengers. Obey the rules in work zones – Pay Attention – Slow Down – Watch for Workers.  And always, expect the unexpected. It can make the difference between life and death. Remember – work zone safety is in your hands. Visit www.dot.ga.gov.  Follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/METROATL) and Twitter (http://twitter.com/GDOTATL).

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