Thursday, May 03, 2012

Cogburn Road bridge to be closed 3 months.


Milton Public Works Director Carter Lucas announced today Cogburn Road will be closed from mid-May to early August so that the bridge over Cooper Sandy Creek between Bethany Bend and Webb Road may be replaced.

The project has been timed specifically to coincide with summer break and improvements at the Cogburn Road, Bethany Bend, Hopewell Road intersection to be completed before Cambridge High School opens.

Access to existing property owners will be maintained at all times.

"This bridge was identified as the top priority for replacement in the city's inventory from 2009," said Lucas. "Based on traffic counts, there are more than 10,000 vehicles a day that travel over this bridge - so it absolutely must be replaced as soon as possible."

The proposed project will replace the bridge with an arched culvert spanning the creek, which means minimal impact to the waterway and savings in both time and taxpayer money.

Conyers-based Hitson Construction, Inc.'s price of $478,020.39 was the lowest reliable bid of the four received. The project goes to council for approval May 7.

For more information, contact Angie Kapijimpanga, Public Works citizen responder, at 678-242-2562 or

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