McDONOUGH — Thirteen cameras that will help the Georgia Department of Transportation keep an eye on traffic flow will be installed along Interstate 75.
GDOT has contracted with Brooks-Berry-Haynie & Associates of Mableton to install CCTV camera systems at 13 locations along the interstate from just south of McDonough to Forsyth in Monroe County. Crews were scheduled to start the project on Monday, Sept. 14, with the work expected to be complete by the end of summer 2021. The venture was developed as two “Quick Response” projects with a total cost of $399,000.
The new cameras will give the Georgia DOT’s Traffic Management Center and District 3 Operations Center the ability to closely monitor the traffic flow on Interstate 75 in west central Georgia. The contractor will install the poles, CCTV cameras and solar-powered, wireless computer systems.
The intersections and overpasses where the cameras will be located are:
♦ Bethlehem Road
♦ Bill Gardner Parkway
♦ L.G. Griffin Road
♦ Jenkinsburg Road
♦ Ga. Highway 36/Barnesville-Jackson Road
♦ High Falls Park Road
♦ High Falls Road
♦ Colwell Road
♦ Johnstonville Road
♦ A point on I-75 northbound in between Johnstonville Road and Ga. Highway 83/Cabiness Road
♦ Ga. Highway 83/Cabiness Road
♦ Juliette Road
♦ Dames Ferry Road
While most of the work will take place on the roadside, there may be times when a lane of traffic may be closed as a work zone around the crews and their equipment. When this happens, signage will be posted in advance of the closure and orange and white barrels will maneuver vehicles into the remaining open lanes. Drivers are urged to be alert to the possibility of the work zones and to safely move into the open lanes at their earliest opportunity.