Work Delayed on New Bridge Near Olympic Venue

The current bridge on Rt 284 / Clarks Bridge will be replaced by the end of 2015.
The current bridge on Rt 284 / Clarks Bridge will be replaced by the end of 2015. ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

The construction of the new bridge on Clarks Bridge Road / State Route 284 Bridge at the Lake Lanier Olympic Center has been rescheduled to begin before Thanksgiving.

According to Georgia DOT District Construction Engineer Harold Mull, “Crews are moving equipment and materials to the project area on State Route 284 at Lake Lanier. Working in the Lake preparing to drill for the new concrete support structures or caissons is very specialized. The crews doing that work cannot be in the area until later in November. These plans are tentative and are weather dependent. As the work plan solidifies, we will share more details with you.”

The project will build a new bridge for SR 284 over the Chattahoochee River portion of Lake Lanier at the Lake Lanier Olympic Center. The existing bridge was built in 1958 and does not meet current design standards.

The new bridge will have 12-foot-wide lanes and an 8-foot-wide shoulder suitable for bicycles in each direction.

The project also builds a new pedestrian tunnel under SR 284.

The project completion date is December 31, 2015.  This $8.7 million construction project was awarded to E. R. Snell Contractor Inc., of Snellville, Georgia.

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