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  • Hwy 56 Reopens Early

    Posted: Feb 19, 2018
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    WAYNESBORO- Drivers can use old faithful State Route (SR) 56 again in Burke County, after contractors removed the detour two days ahead of schedule. On Feb. 5 Reeves Construction Company closed a section of SR 56/Mike Padgett Highway, northeast of Waynesboro, to replace damaged drainage structures between Collins Road and River Road. The work is part of the $4.817 million construction award for Phase I widening of SR 56 to a four-lane highway and is funded entirely by the Transportation Investment Act. Reeves Construction repaves the recently closed portion of State Route 56 between Collins Road and River Road.

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

    Posted: Feb 13, 2018
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    The Georgia DOT will hold a Detour/Public Information Open House planned for GDOT bridge replacement project on SR 56 @ Mill Creek: Location: UGA Experiment Station, 9638 GA 56, Midville, GA 30441 Date: February 27, 2018 Time: 5 – 7 PM The purpose of the Open House is to provide information regarding two alternatives developed for this project and to provide attendees an opportunity to give GDOT comments on the proposed project.

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  • Public Hearing Concerning Closing of Portion of McMaster Road

    Posted: Feb 12, 2018
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    The Burke County Board of Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing to consider a proposal to close a portion of McMaster Road from US 25 to Rackley Road or a distance of approximately 1.56 miles. The hearing will be held at their meeting on March 13th at 6:00 PM at the Burke County Courthouse at 602 Liberty Street in Waynesboro.

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  • Public Meeting Notice -  Burke County Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan Update

    Posted: Feb 12, 2018
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    ​Burke County will begin its five-year update of their FEMA approved Pre-Disaster Hazard Mitigation Plan. As part of the planning process, Burke County is holding a public kick-off meeting on February 26, 2018 at 10:00 am at the Burke County Office Park, 715 West 6th Street, Waynesboro, GA 30830. Civic organizations, local businesses, and citizens of Burke County, as well as the cities of Girard, Keysville, Midville, Sardis, Vidette, and Waynesboro are encouraged to attend.

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  • Hwy 56 Closed for Next Two Weeks Near Richmond County Line

    Posted: Feb 06, 2018
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  • Happy 241st Birthday to Burke County

    Posted: Feb 05, 2018
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  • Hwy 56 North Closed for Two Weeks Beginning February 5th

    Posted: Jan 31, 2018
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    WAYNESBORO- A section of State Route (SR) 56/Mike Padgett Highway, northeast of Waynesboro, will close from Feb. 5 to Feb. 19, 2018 to allow contractors to replace damaged drainage structures between Collins Road and River Road. During the allowed 14-day closure window, drivers may use the prepared detour via SR 56 SPUR/River Road, SR 80 and SR 23. Local traffic will be allowed up to a certain point. The work is part of the $4.817 million construction award for Phase I widening of SR 56 to a four-lane highway and is funded entirely by the Transportation Investment Act. The 1.35-mile widening is expected to reduce the crash rates, while improving capacity. In totality all three phases of eventual Burke County roadway expansion equates to a $24 million investment.

    The upcoming work is part of the 4.817-million-dollar construction award for Phase 1 widening of SR 56 to a four-lane highway which is funded by the Transportation Investment Act. In the end, the 1.35-mile widening is expected to reduce crash rates and improve capacity.

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