EXPECT A DETOUR OFF US 411 IN MURRAY COUNTY

CHATSWORTH, Ga. – The Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) is advising motorists in Murray County of a detour off Lucas Road at State Route (SR) 2/US 411, scheduled for Monday, June 2, 2014, to accommodate work on rehabilitating the bridge over CSX railroad.  This detour is expected to stay in place until July 27. US 411 at this location will be closed and northbound traffic will be detoured into SR 268 West, SR 225 North, SR 2 East and back to US 411. Southbound traffic will be redirected onto SR 2 West, SR 225 South, SR 286 East and back to US 411 South.

The Georgia DOT urges motorists in Murray County to watch out for the message board at the closing points of US 411 and signs along the detour route. “We certainly hope that all motorists watch out for these detour signs and be extra cautious while approaching this work zone,” said DeWayne Comer, district engineer at the Georgia DOT office in Cartersville.

Work on this project to rehabilitate the bridge on SR 2/Us 411 over CSX railroad in Murray County has just begun and is expected to be completed by the end of September 2014, at a construction cost of nearly $494,975.

Georgia DOT urges travelers to call 511 for updated information about this or any other construction project on interstates and state routes. Georgia 511 is a free phone service that provides real-time traffic and travel information statewide, such as traffic conditions, incidents, lane closures, and delays due to inclement weather. Callers also can transfer to operators to request assistance or report incidents 24 hours a day, seven days a week. More information is available at www.511ga.org.

EXPECT A DETOUR OFF LUCAS ROAD AT HIGHWAY 113 IN BARTOW COUNTY

The Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) is advising motorists in Bartow County of a detour off Lucas Road at State Route (SR) 113, scheduled for Thursday, May 22, 2014, to accommodate work on lowering the existing road and tie it in to SR 113.  This detour is expected to stay in place for two weeks. Lucas road will be temporarily closed and traffic will be detoured into Kincannon Road and SR 113.

The Georgia DOT urges motorists in Bartow County to watch out for the message board at the closing point of  Lucas Road and signs along the detour route. “We certainly hope that all motorists watch out for these detour signs and be extra cautious while approaching this work zone,” said DeWayne Comer, district engineer at the Georgia DOT office in Cartersville.

This construction operation is part of a 3.77 mile project of widening and reconstruction on SR 113, beginning west of Taft Road and extending to east of Old Alabama Road in Bartow County. The project also includes the relocation of Old Alabama Road and construction of three bridges that lie within the limit of the project.  Work on this project began early February 2013 and the entire project is expected to be completed by the end of March 2015, at a construction cost of nearly $16, 920,379.

Georgia DOT urges travelers to call 511 for updated information about this or any other construction project on interstates and state routes. Georgia 511 is a free phone service that provides real-time traffic and travel information statewide, such as traffic conditions, incidents, lane closures, and delays due to inclement weather. Callers also can transfer to operators to request assistance or report incidents 24 hours a day, seven days a week. More information is available at www.511ga.org.

National Safe Boating Week Promotion Aims to Increase Safety Certifications

National Safe Boating Week, which begins Saturday, May 17th, provides a not-to-be-missed opportunity for boaters to get a boating safety certification, says leading online educator BOATERexam.com. To encourage boaters to sign up before summer boating season, BOATERexam.com is lowering the cost of its online boating safety course by $5 during National Safe Boating Week, which runs until May 23rd, 2014.

“Recent statistics confirm that education significantly lowers the risk of a serious boating accident or fatality,” says Kerry Moher, VP of BOATERexam.com and a former member of the NASBLA Education Standards Panel. “To get more boaters to complete a safety course before summer, we’re lowering the cost of our online course during National Safe Boating Week.”

Students who register at BOATERexam.com between May 15th and May 23rd, and who complete their course by the end of May 2014, will receive $5 off their online boating safety certification. BOATERexam.com is encouraging state agencies, marinas, and other boating organizations to spread the word about the campaign.

U.S. Coast Guard statistics back up the importance of taking a safe boating course. Of the more than 700 fatalities in 2011, only 7% occurred on a boat where the operator had taken a NASBLA-approved boating safety course.

“With an approved online course like BOATERexam.com, it takes about three hours to get your safety certification, such as a boater education card or boating license. It’s three hours that can make all the difference,” concludes Moher.

To sign up for the online course or to find out more about state-by-state education requirements, visit www.boaterexam.com/usaBoat Certification Coupon






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