MACON, Ga. — Monday morning started with a major traffic shift for many commuters in Macon-Bibb County.
The Georgia Department of Transportation says drivers can no longer take Exit 1A on I-16 – that’s the Spring Street exit.
Crews are finishing construction on new roadways to connect four bridges over the Ocmulgee River at Spring Street.
GDOT says the road closings could last for the next three or four months.
Northbound traffic on I-75 will still have access to Spring Street by way of a newly relocated exit ramp.
If the exit closing affects your commute or how you get into downtown Macon, here are the detour options GDOT suggests:
I-75S to I-16E traffic will be detoured past Spring Street to continue on I-16E toward Exit 2 – that’s the Martin Luther King Jr Drive and Coliseum Drive exit.
Another option is to continue on I-75S past the interchange and take Exit 164 – that’s the Hardeman Avenue and Forsyth exit. Then, get back on I-75N, take I-16E, and exit Spring Street at the newly relocated ramp.