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Motorists should expect delays as part of Ga. 369 work

POSTED: April 24, 2013 1:11 a.m.

A Georgia Department of Transportation road project should improve safety on Ga. 369/Browns Bridge Road, officials say, but the work is going to cause some travel delays for motorists.

Maintenance crews will be working today through Friday along the busy stretch to reset the grade of the shoulders and create “recovery areas” along the corridor, said Teri Pope, district spokeswoman.

The work will set the ground level with the road, so if motorists go off the road, they won’t have a sudden drop-off or hill.

Motorists would then be able “to recover and get back into the lane easier,” Pope said.

The work will take place between Ga. 53/McEver Road in West Hall and the Forsyth-Cherokee county line — a 25-mile stretch.

So, with one lane in either direction, it will amount to a 50-mile project, Pope said.

Weather, as usual, will dictate the pace of the work.

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City is calling for a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms this afternoon, then showers likely tonight.

The average daily traffic count on Browns Bridge at McEver Road is 14,520 vehicles, and the average count at the Hall County line is 12,970.

The DOT has four widening projects on Ga. 369 between McEver Road and Ga. 400, Pope said.

“They all have right of way and construction in long range, (with) no funds or years attached to any of these projects,” she added.


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