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McDONOUGH – Blackhall Road will be closed for 60 days starting on Aug. 12 as crews with the Georgia Department of Transportation install a new bridge.

A detour will be in installed to redirect motorists looking to go down the road. According to a release from GDOT, only local residents will be able to access Blackhall Road.

The detours will prompt drivers to utilize Walt Stephens Road, Flippen Road and Jodeco Road to get from one end of Blackhall Road to the other.

According to state policy, all roads in Georgia DOT detours must be able to accommodate large truck traffic and may not go through neighborhood subidivsions.

Signage will be placed on Blackhall Road intersections and along the detour route in advance of the road closure. Motorists are advised to be alert to the signage and to moderate their speeds while driving through the detour.

The full road closure is at the work site for the construction of the new bridge over Rum Creek on Blackhall Road in Henry County.

For up-to-date information regarding work zones through the state of Georgia, download the free Georgia 511 app, available on both iPhones and Android devices. Call Georgia 511 for immediate help from a service professional.

Education reporter Heather Middleton joined the Clayton News and Henry Herald in 2002.

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