Update Feb. 21: The bridge project reached another milestone. On Thursday, Feb. 21, workers picked up the final construction barrels and removed the electronic signs from either end of the Arnold Mill Road bridge over Little River.
Update Feb. 4: Construction of the new bridge on Arnold Mill Road at the Fulton-Cherokee county line has been finished, although some construction barrels remain.
New lane placements were opened during Super Bowl weekend, and permanent lane stripes were in place as of late Monday, Feb. 4. Some additional work remained for grading the shoulders along the road leading to the bridge, and electronic construction signs were still in place warning motorists to expect delays.
Construction of the new bridge on Arnold Mill Road at the Fulton-Cherokee county line is expected to be finished by next week.
The bridge opened to traffic in September, while final work on the lanes leading to the bridge continued. Earlier this week, paving began on a section of the roadway on the Cherokee County side, one of the final pieces of the project that began in 2017.
Tori Brown, spokeswoman for Georgia Department of Transportation, said the final work will be completed before Jan. 31. The project was initially scheduled for completion in November.
In addition to paving, contractors will add guard rails along the new paved section, add spillways and do some final grading along the roadway leading to the bridge.
Arnold Mill Road, which is also Georgia 140, carries traffic between Roswell and Milton on the Fulton County side and Hickory Flat and Woodstock on the Cherokee County side. The bridge over Little River is a replacement. The original bridge, dated 1952, was torn down in late 2018.
The nearest landmarks are the Military Depot, located in a historic community store building, and the Chadwick Road landfill, both on the Fulton County side of the bridge.
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