Section of westbound I-16 reopens after bridge repairs


ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Transportation has reopened a seven-mile stretch of westbound Interstate 16 north of Soperton after repairing a bridge over Pendleton Creek.

The highway was closed earlier this month after a routine inspection found some of the supports holding up the bridge had settled.

Motorists were rerouted around the bridge while repairs were completed. The 11-mile detour included a bridge overpass that had to be rebuilt in 2021 after a truck knocked off its supports.

The interstate was reopened to traffic last Friday evening.