I-16 Closed in Both Directions from Exit 71 to Exit 78

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Interstate 16 in Treulten County in Soperton, Georgia is shut down in both directions from Exit 71 to Exit 78 due to a large dump trailer hitting the SR 86 bridge and shifting it nearly six feet. Georgia DOT engineers and contractors are on-site evaluating the situation. There is currently no timeframe for when the closure will be removed and travel lanes will reopen, although some GA DOT officials say it may be as soon as Monday. Oversize load traffic is encouraged to take one of the following detours.

Westbound Detour

Take Exit 78 – Turn right onto Highway 221 North, left on US 80 West, go through town of Adrian, left onto State Route 15, re-enter I-16 at Exit 71.

Eastbound Detour

Take Exit 71 – Turn right onto Highway 15 through Soperton, left onto State Route 46, left onto State Route 56, re-enter I-16 at Exit 78.  WCS Permits is staying in touch with GA DOT to stay up-to-date on updates and will be re-routing customers obtaining oversize load permits to travel through the area. 

WCS Permits Can Help

WCS Permits & Pilot cars works directly with all state DOT permit offices to stay up-to-date on interstate closures, oversize travel restrictions and more. We can also help with oversize/overweight load permits, wide load permits, superload permits, trip & fuel permits, UCR fees, DOT numbers and more. Additionally, WCS manufacturers oversize load and truck safety equipment for purchase online or via phone sales.

For more information, contact WCS Permits today and one of our over 65 oversize load permit agents nationwide will assist you.