Beginning Monday, Feb. 17, soil-boring activity will close a single lane of the Willeo Road bridge at Willeo Creek on the border of North Fulton and Cobb counties. CITY OF ROSWELL

Soil borings to close Willeo bridge lane near Roswell

Contractors will close a single lane, either northbound or southbound, of the Willeo Road bridge over Willeo Creek starting Monday as they take soil borings for a planned replacement of the span, the city of Roswell announced.

Drilling is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through Friday, Feb. 21. Willeo Creek is a tributary of the Chattahoochee River, and the bridge is on the North Fulton-Cobb County line, just north of the intersection of Willeo, Timber Ridge and Lower Roswell roads.

“Drivers can expect delays and reduced speed through the work zones,” Roswell said. “Motorists are encouraged to consider alternative routes.”

Soil borings are necessary to determine if the underlying soil can support surface structures or will need reinforcement from footings, piers or other aids, Roswell said. They are preliminary to replacing the bridge, a joint effort by Roswell and Cobb County. The $2.6 million project is expected to begin in the summer of 2021.


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