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GA to address “dangerous” potholes on I-75

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Georgia Department of Transportation will soon tackle a serious pothole problem on Interstate 75.

The rough stretch of road on I-75 between Sardis Church Road exit and exit 149 has left motorists and truckers concerned for their safety on both the northbound and southbound sides. 

GDOT began  repairs on the southbound side in February, with an estimated completion of both sides by the fall. This is the second time in recent years that this stretch of roadway has required serious pothole repairs. 

“I’ve had springs break, and it’s hard on the airbags, and it’s dangerous,” said trucker Phillip Smith to WGXA News. “They just didn’t build the road well enough when they did it [the last time],” Smith. “They should’ve reinforced the foundation better; that way it would have lasted longer.”

“Makes it a little hard to keep it between the lines,” agreed Eric Harvey, a man hauling a trailer full of 11 horses and one Shetland pony.

“It was pretty bumpy. Of course, hauling livestock; makes them a little uncomfortable because of the trailer bouncing around.”

Drivers who have experienced damage due to road conditions can inquire about compensation by contacting the GDOT district engineer.

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