ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. (CW69 News at 10)

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A road closure will begin on Sigman Road at the entrance to Interstate 20 Westbound on Friday March 12th beginning at 9:00 p.m. The entrance ramp to Interstate 20 West will remain closed until Saturday March 13th at 7:00 a.m. as Rockdale County Department of Transportation (RDOT) crews work to complete a High Mast Lighting Project. The Northbound left turning lane on Sigman Road, which is used to enter I-20 West, will also be closed during this time. The closure will take place on March 12 from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m.

As an alternate route, travelers can utilize Old Covington Highway from Sigman Road to Turner Hill Road, to gain access to I-20 West.

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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.

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.

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The enhancements to the lighting at the Sigman Road and Salem Road Interchanges are possible due to the collaborative work of the Rockdale County Board of Commissioners, Rockdale County Department of Transportation, and the Georgia Department of Transportation.