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Radford Road in South Hall getting rebuilt
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A paving crew from Allied Paving Contractors works on repaving Radford Road in Flowery Branch Monday morning, Nov. 6, 2017. The road is a key connector between Atlanta Highway and McEver Road. Work should be completed this week. - photo by Scott Rogers

Radford Road, a key connector between Atlanta Highway and McEver Road near Flowery Branch, is being rebuilt this week, according to Hall County.

Motorists can expect minor delays.

“We are keeping the road open during the process, but there will be intermittent lane closures,” County Engineer Kevin McInturff said. “The contractor has flagmen to direct traffic and maintain a safe work zone during these lane closures.”

The work should be completed this week, with shoulder work and striping to follow, he said.

The county had stripped away pavement from the road, leaving it bare, as part of the “road reclamation” project.

The contractor “will completely rebuild the road by milling the old road and mixing the millings with cement,” McInturff said. “Once the cement sets, we then pave over the top of the road, ensuring a very strong, long-lasting road.”

Hall County chose to rebuild the road, versus simply resurfacing it, “because of the amount of traffic on the road, particularly the truck traffic as this road is a cut-through for heavy trucks that are traveling Atlanta Highway and need to get to McEver Road and vice versa,” McInturff said.

The reclamation process “allows for a stronger base, thus giving a longer life to the new asphalt,” he said.

The project costs $200,500, with funding from the county’s special purpose local option sales tax revenue and state funding.