SR 17 Bridge Concrete Pour Expected to Continue Today

If weather permits, concrete pouring is expected to continue today for the new northbound State Route 17 bridge at the Stephens-Franklin County line.

Last week, the Georgia DOT said it would pour concrete for the bridge starting last Friday and continuing today.

DOT Spokesperson Teri Pope said pouring the concrete starts to tie all of the pieces of the bridge together into one structure.

Pope said pouring the concrete will not require any lane closures along that stretch of State Route 17.

However, she said the DOT is notifying motorists to try and reduce the amount of “onlooker delay” as the concrete pouring takes place.

According to Pope, the new northbound State Route 17 bridge has four spans.

She said after pouring these first two spans, the DOT will schedule the remaining pours on both the northbound bridge and then the southbound bridge, if the weather holds, in the coming weeks.

All of this is part of the project to widen State Route 17 to four lanes from the Franklin-Stephens County line to Memorial Drive in Toccoa.

The whole project is scheduled for completion in the Spring of 2016.