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Exit 14 update: Part of Thurmon Tanner Parkway to close for 4 months
Two lanes to close for half-mile stretch during construction
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Construction is seen Thursday, April 26, 2018, at the future Exit 14 interchange along Interstate 985. - photo by David Barnes

Traffic will shift on Thurmon Tanner Parkway this week as part of the Exit 14 interchange being built off Interstate 985.

For the next four months, the four-lane Thurmon Tanner will become two lanes between Avery Drive and Tanners Creek Drive, a half-mile stretch that includes the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Community Based Outpatient Clinic.

Southbound and northbound traffic will travel in Thurmon Tanner’s inside lanes along that stretch, said Katie Strickland, Georgia Department of Transportation district spokeswoman.

The traffic shift is taking place because the contractor is adding turn lanes and working on the median, construction tied to the $34 million interchange project.

Work started in late 2017 on the project, which calls for a diamond interchange connecting Martin Road at Falcon Parkway/Ga. 13 on the east side of I-985 to H.F. Reed Industrial Parkway at Thurmon Tanner on the west side.

The project’s scheduled completion is Aug. 31, 2019.

Compiled by Jeff Gill

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