SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Lanes on the new Islands Expressway bridge closed down temporarily Tuesday for asphalt work, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT).

Shortly after 11 a.m., the Chatham County Police Department (CCPD) announced traffic would be down to one lane on the bridge for repairs. However, a GDOT spokesperson said the approaches to the bridge were smoothed down — nothing had to be repaired.

For nearly three hours, drivers alternated crossing the bridge in both directions as contractors smoothed the transition between the roadway and the bridge.

The new bridge has been open to traffic for less than a week. Drivers were shifted over from the drawbridge so crews can continue construction on the second half of the new bridge.