Press release from GDOT Southeast –
Georgia Department of Transportation contractors this week continue enhancing safety along the Interstate 95 corridor in Glynn and McIntosh Counties starting south of Exit 29/US 82 and continues to south of Exit 67/US 17.
Georgia DOT is implementing this environmentally sensitive right-of-way reclamation program to remove dense tree and bush overgrowth to restore sight distance along this portion of I-95.
The project reinforces Georgia DOT’s goal of improving safety first and foremost, but also establishing a clean, green and well-maintained roadway. Safety enhancement benefits include:
- Reducing trees and bushes within rights of way to safeguard motorists and provide adequate room for vehicle recovery if someone leaves the roadway;
- Ensure the visibility of warning, information and instructional signs;
- Remove overhanging trees and/or branches that may fall onto the interstate and state routes during inclement weather.
Day-to-day operations should not impede traffic but the public is urged to still use caution in the work zone areas. This week work areas should be around Georgia Rest Area at milepost 40 southbound to milepost 42 in Glynn County and between Exit 49 and 58 in McIntosh County. These maintenance contracts should be completed this summer. All work is weather contingent.
Camden County has seen a significant amount of tree and vegetation removal.