I can't speak to the closure, but this is the route we take as well. It is an easy drive. We leave from Evans and take 221 to Wrens (through Harlem). Then 88 to Sandersville (540).
Bob (retired Army CW4) & Brenda (Veteran Army Nurse CPT)
2020 Tiffin Allegro Red 37BA
2020 Ford F150 XLT 4x4 Air Force 1 braking system