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Burnt Mt. Road to be closed at times from April 12-April 22 for road repairs

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Section of key thoroughfare to close daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Beginning Monday, a section of SR 136/Burnt Mountain Road between mileposts 13.6 and 15.2 will be closed while  Georgia Department of Transportation crews address two drainage pipes and damage following the massive rain storm last week. 

According to GDOT’s District 6 Communications Officer Joe Schulman, beginning Monday, April 12 through Thursday, April 22 State Route 136 (known locally as Burnt Mountain Road) will be closed from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. daily for crews to conduct the work.

Officials say traffic heading east on 136 will detour to Burnt Mountain Road to Cove Road and then turn north on Steve Tate Highway back to SR 136.

Commission Chair Kris Stancil said this was completely a state project and he couldn’t add much. He said  several people had already called his office to find out what homeowners along the closed section should do but he didn’t have any insight, though he recognized the few options there for detouring and the problems a closure will create.