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Plans change: Sardis-Ledan intersection to stay open other than some nights during roundabout work
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A day after announcing the intersection of Ledan and Sardis roads would close July 31 for construction of a roundabout, Hall County changed course and said the intersection will stay open during roundabout construction aside from potential night work.

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A day after announcing the intersection of Ledan and Sardis roads would close July 31 for construction of roundabout, Hall County changed course and said the intersection will stay open during roundabout construction aside from potential night work.

“The contractor has assured us that if, at any time, a lane closure is required, it will only occur between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. as to not interfere with school traffic,” Hall County District 2 Commissioner Billy Powell said in a county press release sent after 5 p.m. Thursday.

The county originally scheduled construction on the project to start at the time when school let out for summer and reopen ahead of the Aug. 7 start of school, but “right of way issues delayed the project,” according to the release.

“After evaluating all options, we have worked with the contractor to make sure two lanes of traffic remain open throughout the construction project,” Powell said in the release.

The roundabout is being built to ease congestion at the key crossroad until a much bigger project — the Sardis Road Connector — could be built. The connector would run between Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 and Thompson Bridge Road/Ga. 60.

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