December 7, 2021

Repairs to Hillabahatchee Creek Bridge underway

The Hillabahatchee Creek Bridge just west of Franklin on HWY 34 will be undergoing major repair work for the next few weeks and be closed for travel beginning tomorrow, June 4

(Franklin, GA) — The Georgia DOT has been notified by the contractor of the closure and installation of a detour while bridge rehabilitation work is performed on the Hillabahatchee Creek Bridge on SR 34 beginning Monday, June 4.

Work will take approximately 45 days to complete.

Massana was awarded the bid for $2,249,364.87 and was issued a notice to proceed in February 2018.

The bridge rehabilitation will improve the ride ability of the bridge deck, repair spalls in the substructure, painting of the steel piles and removal of vegetation from within 20′ of the underside of the bridge.

During the closure, HWY 34 west of Franklin will be closed for 4.4 miles between the intersections of SR 219 and SR 100.

Traffic wishing to travel east towards Franklin will be directed to take SR 219 south for approximately 17.8 miles; then SR 109/US 29 east for .4 miles; then US 27 north for approximately 20 miles. Signs and message boards will be in place to assist motorists.

Local traffic may use alternate county roads for travel during this time period.

Motorists are advised of possible travel delays and congestion around this location. Whenever you approach a work zone: slow down; allow extra distance between vehicles; read signs; and expect the unexpected.


  1. Mary Thompson says

    You can tell this is a guv’ment project, since it’s telling you to drive to LaGrange and back to get to Franklin instead of just using Bevis Road.

  2. We got a detour sign on our dead end street just inside Troup Co. Somebody needs to tell DOT their signs are in the wrong place.

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