The closure was expected to take place weeks ago, but was postponed because of bad weather, according to DOT officials.
Motorists can expect a detour off Mays Bridge Road at Burnett Ferry Road to accommodate work on realigning Mays Bridge Road with the West Rome Bypass currently under construction in Floyd County.
Traffic will be detoured west to the intersection with Horseleg Creek Road. Traffic from Horseleg Creek Road to Mays Bridge Road will continue north through the intersection with Burnett Ferry Road and back to existing Mays Bridge Road, while traffic from Ausburn Road will turn left onto newly constructed road to access Mays Bridge Road.
Signs will be placed along the detour route to help motorists navigate around the closed road. This construction operation and the local road closure it necessitates are weather permitting and subject to change.
“We understand that the closure of Mays Bridge Road at that location may cause some inconvenience for area residents, but it is necessary for relocating this road as quickly as possible, constructing this portion of West Rome Bypass and giving it back to the traveling public,” explained DeWayne Comer, district engineer at the Georgia DOT office in Cartersville.
The relocation of Mays Bridge Road is part of a 5.478 mile project to widen and reconstruct the West Rome Bypass, beginning south of the Coosa River and extending to north of SR 20 in Floyd County.
Work on this project began early November 2011 and the entire project is scheduled to be completed by the end of March 2015, at a construction cost of close to $43 million.