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Port Wentworth Receives Update From GDOT Regarding The SR 25/Houlihan Bridge Project

PORT WENTWORTH, GA – July 11, 2024 – The City of Port Wentworth has received an update from the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) regarding their latest project on State Route 25 and the Houlihan Bridge.

GDOT plans to shift traffic onto the new State Route (SR) 25/Houlihan bridge over the Savannah River on July 15, 2024, weather permitting.

Traffic approaching the new bridge will be shifted approximately a 0.5 mile before the waterway in both directions. With the new bridge open to vehicular traffic, motorists may experience periodic lane closures while crews address final punchlist work. Demolition of the old structure will begin following the opening of the new SR 25/Houlihan Bridge.

Individuals visiting the Houlihan Park Boat Ramp will still be able to access the facility via the new entrance/exit located approximately 0.1 miles west of the existing entrance/exit. Similarly, the entrance/exit to the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge at Onslow Island will move farther east for access between the island and bridge. Similar to the old configuration, there will not be a dedicated turn lane to access the Boat Ramp or Onslow Island. Motorists are advised to follow the posted speed limit signage which is lowered to 35 mph approaching the bridge.

Work is ongoing on the neighboring SR 25 bridge over the Middle River with the overall project completion scheduled for fall 2025. Currently construction partners are working on the bridge substructure and will set girders for the new bridge in the coming months.

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