Bridge nears completion

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  • By Wayne Crenshaw
  • 78th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
The new Hannah Road Bridge is expected to open Aug. 4.

The bridge helps connect 116th Air Control Wing buildings to base housing, the fitness center and other commonly-used areas. Its opening should significantly improve traffic flow on Robins.

The project cost $774,806 and was funded using the 78th Air Base Wing's operations and management funds.

Project manager Mike McIntyre of the 778th Civil Engineer Squadron said the old bridge was getting dilapidated and could handle only three tons. The new bridge can handle 15 tons, which means tractor-trailer rigs can use it, further alleviating traffic congestion.

Other infrastructure projects in the works or recently completed include: A portion of Warner Robins Street recently reopened after a project to improve traffic flow from Richard Ray Boulevard to Third Street. A change in lane travel direction not only simplified traffic flow, but also added 100 parking spaces in the area.

Another project involves improving a 250-plus space parking lot near Bldg. 350. That lot will be closed through Aug. 16 for sealing, resurfacing and restriping.