Bethlehem Intersection

The intersection of state Routes 81 and 316 near Bethlehem, Ga., is getting a $27 million upgrade with an overpass to carry Highway 81 traffic moving between Bold Springs and Winder.

BETHLEHEM, Ga. — The long-awaited project to ease traffic congestion near the Barrow Crossing shopping center won’t open as planned next week.

The Georgia Department of Transportation and CMES Inc. will not be shifting traffic onto the Georgia 81 overpass bridge at University Parkway (U.S. 29 and Georgia 316) until sometime in mid-September.

The contractors need to refine the bridge’s driving surface and complete safety components on the new bridge and the eastbound ramps.

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