Bridge construction in Suwanee to close road

Credit: City of Suwanee

Credit: City of Suwanee

Drivers can anticipate a nearly year-long road closure along Martin Farm Road beginning sometime this fall when the Georgia Department of Transportation begins replacing the bridge over Suwanee Creek.

The replacement bridge will be 240-feet long and wider by over nine feet, improving traffic safety and allowing for construction of a sidewalk. The bridge deck will also be raised seven feet, allowing for more water to pass under the bridge to reduce flooding.

The existing bridge, which consists of six spans of precast concrete deck slab on concrete caps with steel piling, was built in 1978. Between age and no longer meeting current design standards, the bridge has been marked as critical for replacement.

GDOT will provide a detour during the estimated nine months needed for construction.

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