UPDATE: Work on I-20 bridge paused for rest of week, will wrap up Monday

Bridge repair work causing delays on I-20

AUGUSTA (WFXG) - GDOT has suspended work on a concrete railing bridge on the Savannah River Bridge and I-20 until Monday, when crews return for form removal and final checks.

People travelling on I-20 West across the state line will not have to worry about any lane closures or delays Thursday and Friday, but delays are expected again Monday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Expect a single lane closure from near Exit 1/W. Martintown Road to the Georgia state line to switch from the inside to outside lane at times.

ORIGINAL STORY: Delays are expected to continue on I-20 Wednesday morning as traffic will be down to one lane westbound starting at 9:00 a.m. near Exit 1 in South Carolina. Crews are working to repair a damaged concrete railing on the westbound Savannah River Bridge.

An investigation started when law enforcement made the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) aware of the damaged railing Friday, but as of right now, they don’t know what happened. They said it was likely an accident but there were no incident reports filed.

In January, crews started the process for replacement and widening of I-20 in that area with some drilling.

Kyle Collins, GDOT District communications specialist, said: “Folks should see late summer early fall some constructive activity and mobilization of those crews and that’s going to be a wide scale project and should be complete by spring 2022 its going to give us new structure and a lot more space to prevent incidents like this from happening.”

Repairs are expected to be completed Thursday with no delays.

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