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[VIDEO] GDOT open house for Turner McCall Boulevard Bridge Replacement Proposal

January 16th, 2020

Ethan Garrett – Digital News Editor & Video Reporter (WRGA News)

The Georgia Department of Transportation held an open house on Thursday at the Rome Civic Center to discuss proposed plans to replace the Turner McCall Boulevard Bridge over the Etowah River and Norfolk Southern Railroad.

The replacement bridge will include four lanes of traffic plus additional width for turn lanes. Engineers determined after a routine inspection that the current bridge that was built in 1956 needed to be replaced, and the decision was made to extend the turn lanes across the bridge to facilitate staged construction and help reduce congestion.

We spoke with W. Grant Waldrop P.E. (District Engineer for the GDOT) more on the details of this proposal in the video below: