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Lanier Islands Parkway getting wider
Combined road projects biggest since reconstruction of I-985 Exit 16
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Crews work on paving a portion of the widened Lanier Islands Parkway on Monday between McEver Road and Interstate 985. - photo by J. Bryan Stiles

Work is rolling along on Ga. 347/Lanier Islands Parkway after paving began Friday.

The construction is part of an $11.6 million project that calls for a four-lane divided highway between McEver Road/Peachtree Industrial Boulevard and Interstate 985.

The paving will tie into newly built lanes, and once completed, traffic will be shifted so existing lanes can be reworked.

Motorists should expect minor delays in the area as work continues 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily this week.

That segment of road is scheduled to be completed Nov. 30, 2014.

Separate projects will continue the widening along the road, which turns into Friendship Road.

Friendship will be widened to six lanes between I-985 and Hog Mountain Road and to four lanes between Hog Mountain Road and Spout Springs Road.

The final link will be a completely new six-lane segment between Spout Springs and Ga. 211 and will run in front of the Northeast Georgia Health System’s planned South Hall hospital.

The road projects combined are the biggest for Hall County since the reconstruction of I-985 at Exit 16 in Oakwood.

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