Closure to affect traffic on Hwy. 27 south in Floyd Co.

Lanes will be closed temporarily on U.S. 27 South near Rome this week to allow workers to install beams for the new bridge at Booze Mountain Road. The closures – scheduled for 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 2 through Friday, March 5 – will affect both northbound and southbound traffic. Local police officers will help direct traffic, but minor delays are expected. The new bridge is part of the Southwest Rome Bypass construction project. This project includes 5.48 miles of widening and reconstruction on U.S. 27, beginning south of the Coosa River. It also includes the construction of five bridges within its limits. Work on the Southwest Rome Bypass began early April 2008. The entire project is scheduled to be completed by the end of August 2011, at a construction cost of close to $55 million.