Pubic Information Open House - Bridge Replacement on Hwy 56 Near Midville

Posted: Feb 27, 2018

MIDVILLE-  Learn more Tuesday, Feb. 27 about future State Route (SR) 56 Burke County bridge work that could require an off-site detour for construction.

Please join Georgia DOT from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at UGA Experiment Station, 9638 Hwy 56 S, Midville, for an Open House highlighting the proposed detour and alternative concept for the SR 56 at Mill Creek project.

The Department is exploring two options: 

  • Constructing a new bridge parallel to the existing bridge for an 18-month construction time;

  • Off-site detour with a 6-month time-frame proposed for completion;

The proposed project will replace the existing

SR 56 Bridge over Mill Creek in Burke County. The length of the proposed bridge replacement and associated roadway improvements is approximately 2,500 feet. A new alignment will be constructed adjacent to the existing alignment, offset to the southeast of the current SR 56 bridge 5.8 miles northeast of Midville.

The Mill Creek bridge was built in 1926 and widened in 1960. The bridge deck is 34-foot-wide and the roadway curb to curb is 28 feet. The total length of the bridge is 78 feet. Though in satisfactory condition 62 out of 100 scale, the bridge doesn’t meet current design standards and is recommended for replacement.

The new bridge as currently designed would be 150-feet long and nearly 44-feet wide including a concrete deck on concrete beams. The SR 56 section includes two, 12-foot travel lanes with eight-foot shoulders for a 40-foot total clear width.

Construction should begin by late spring/early summer 2020.

These open houses are informal setups with project staff on site to go over design displays and expectations. Citizens can leave us written or verbal (court reporter) feedback on the upcoming work.

Visit the project page to search the county and project to view all the same display PDF’s and handouts. Citizens can also leave comments on a form located there. 

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