ROCKDALE, Ga. (CW69 News at 10)
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There will be a road closure on the Interstate 20 Sigman Road westbound entrance ramp going towards Atlanta, due to the Rockdale County Department Of Transportation (RDOT) High Mast lighting project. The left turning lane on Sigman Road entering onto I-20 will be closed off as well. The closure will take place from Thurs., Nov. 19 through Friday, Nov. 20 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.READ MORE: Hollywood Reacts With Horror To Atlanta Shootings: 'We Must Stop Violence & Hate Against Our Asian Brothers And Sisters'
As an alternate route, travelers can turn onto Old Covington Highway before turning left onto Turner Hill Road, then turning right onto the entrance ramp to I-20 West. Exit 78 Sigman Road and Exit 84 Salem Road on I-20 will have high mast lighting installed over the next year. This project will deliver safer, brighter and more economical LED lighting in the form of eight 120-foot-tall and seventeen 130-foot-tall high mast towers (25 total) at the gateway intersections into Rockdale County. These high mast lights will increase visibility and safety at both interchanges on I-20. Both gateway interchanges were recently landscaped under a separate state grant.MORE NEWS: Watch LIVE, Winners Of The 26th Annual Critics Choice Awards On The CW
In addition to better safety, aesthetics and visibility for the motorists entering the gateway intersections into the county, the maintenance of the LED lights by service crews will be much safer than conventional style lighting which would require tall bucket trucks to complete the lighting replacements.