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Signals at 280, I-16 to go live May 10
The state Department of Transportation is hoping that opening highways closed because of construction will ease any traffic congestion over the holiday weekend.

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that it will activate on May 10 the new signalized interchange ramps on Highway 280 at the Interstate16 interchange, Exit 143, in Bryan County.

Georgia DOT crews in preparations for the activations will install traffic signals at eastbound and westbound off ramps and restripe the intersections. Message boards will be in place to alert motorists of the new traffic signal locations and activation date.

While not expected to be in service for the morning commute on May 10, the signal should be fully functional by mid-day, weather permitting.

Local law enforcement will handle traffic control during activations to enhance safety. This signal activation is weather contingent and subject to change.

Motorists are always advised to proceed cautiously through intersections, but most certainly so next week during activation and the days to follow as drivers become acclimated to the new signals.

The two traffic signals at the US 280 and I-16 interchange are an interim operational improvement to enhance current travel around the new Bryan County Mega-Site development.

Georgia DOT is also advancing three transportation projects to support connectivity and provide more efficient access to new developments in the county. The three transportation projects include roadway widening and roundabouts along Highway 280 and the interchange ramps, a new Frontage Road along I-16, and a new interchange location on I-16 at Old Cuyler Road.

Note that the exact time may change due to weather conditions. Motorists are advised to expect delays, exercise caution, and reduce their speed while traveling through work zones, stay alert, and watch for workers. Before heading out, get real-time information on work status and traffic conditions. Call 511, visit, or download the Georgia 511 app.

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