I-16 Lane May Be Closed Through Weekend

12:11 PM, Feb 7, 2013   |    comments
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The right lane of Interstate 16 west in Laurens County may be closed through the weekend for repairs after Wednesday's fatal crash.

Georgia State Patrol Sgt. Ken DeLoach says the Department of Transportation has put out an emergency bid for repair work on the stretch of highway around mile marker 37.

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Once a contractor is selected, he expects the work to start this week and last at least through the weekend.

Georgia DOT officials could not be reached for comment Thursday morning.

GDOT has one westbound lane of Interstate 16 closed, a day after 27 vehicles and 10 separate accidents caused a 10-hour closure of both east- and westbound lanes. 

The closure is between exits 38 to 36.

Four people lost their lives in the fiery crash and sent nine others to a Dublin hospital.

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