Detours begin Tuesday on GA 172 in Hartwell for railroad work

Georgia DOT maintenance forces will detour traffic on State Route 172 in Hartwell starting Tuesday, March 13 at 8:00 a.m. thru Thursday, March 15 at 5:00 p.m. while the Hartwell Railroad performs maintenance and repairs.

SR 172 from South Webb Street to State Route 8/East Howell Street will be closed to traffic during this work.

Eastbound traffic headed toward Bowman will need to take State Route 8 to Opal St. extension, then turn left onto Opal Street extension then turn right onto SR 172.

Westbound traffic toward Hartwell will need to turn left onto Opal St. extension, then turn right onto SR 8. At the traffic signal drivers will turn right and continue on SR 8/ East Howell Street.