Rain delayed Monday’s planned start of Ga. 400 improvements in Forsyth County, which include repairs of damaged concrete of existing lanes and adding a lane in each direction.
Weather-permitting, work on the project will begin today, the Georgia Department of Transportation said in a news release.
The inside left lane will be closed through noon today for repairs between McFarland Parkway (exit 12) and Ga. 141/Peachtree Parkway (exit 13). Crews will begin mobilizing for bridge work at Big Creek and Sawnee Creek, according to the DOT, and work nightly this week as weather allows.
A lane will be closed in each direction during work hours, mostly at night and on weekends.
Weekday work hours for northbound lanes are 9 p.m. to noon the next day, and weekday southbound work hours are from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. the next day.
Weekend work hours for northbound lanes are from 9 p.m. Fridays to noon Mondays, while weekend work hours for southbound lanes are from 7 p.m. Fridays to 5 a.m. Mondays.
Concrete construction of the new lanes, one in each direction, will start in the spring.
The project also includes widening of bridges over the Big Creek and Sawnee Creek portions of Lake Lanier.
The additional lanes will be between exits 12 and 18. Exit 18 is Ga. 369/Browns Bridge Road.
The project covering 13.4 miles will cost $47.4 million and is set for a May 31, 2018 completion.