The Georgia Department of Transportation met with Chattooga County Public Works yesterday to discuss problems that forced the closing of the Lyerly Dam Bridge last week.

Chattooga County Public Works Director Lamar Canada told AM 1180 Chattooga County Radio on Friday of last week that the bridge was being shut down to further traffic until problems could be assessed with the bridge.

Chattooga County was noticeably absent from a recently published list of counties receiving money from the state for things like road and bridge repair.  Chattooga County Commissioner Elect Jason Winters told AM 1180 Chattooga County Radio yesterday that he would like to take a proactive approach to make sure that situations like the Lyerly Dam Bridge closing don’t happen in the future.

Winters said that he plans to get with State Senator Jeff Mullis when Winters takes office this week to see what can be done about the Lyerly Dam Bridge and other potential problems in the county.  Mullis who represents Chattooga County in the State Senate, is the chairman of the Senate Transportation committee.