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I-95 ramp closures slated
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You’ve probably already noticed the orange and yellow cones and closed ramps on I-95 at Hwys. 204 and I44 on recent nights.
That work is scheduled to continue this week in Richmond Hill as part of an $8 million project that also includes resurfacing a portion of I-95.
Three ramps will be closed from 7 p.m. today to 7 a.m. Tuesday and again from 7 p.m. Tuesday to 7 a.m. Wednesday so work crews can rehab the concrete pavement, according to DOT engineer Troy Pittman.
Those ramps include:
- The entrance ramp to I-95 North at Hwy. 144
- The exit ramp from I-95 South at Hwy. 17  
- The entrance ramp to I-95 North at Hwy. 17.
Detours will be marked with signs. The work is being done at night because traffic is lighter.
“During business hours traffic is just too extreme,” Pittman said. “That’s why we try to limit all our interstate work to night operations.”
DOT officials ask drivers to use caution while in work zones. And Pittman cautioned that weather or schedule changes on the part of the contractor – Brunswick-based Seaboard Construction Co. – could mean more closures.
In addition to the ramp work, the project calls for part of I-95 to be resurfaced from the CSX Railroad bridge in Bryan County to I-16 in Chatham County.
The last time work was done on I-95 or the ramps in South Bryan was in the early ’90s, Pittman said.
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