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Traffic shift now set Feb. 29 for new Buford Highway lanes at Hall-Gwinnett line
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Drivers will now shift to new lanes March 3 on a portion of Ga. 13 that's being widened to four lanes in Buford at the Hall-Gwinnett line. - photo by Scott Rogers

Update, Feb. 28: A traffic shift to new lanes is now set for Saturday, Feb. 29, earlier than expected, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

Update, Feb. 19: Because of rain slowing construction, the traffic shift has been delayed to March 3.

Previous story: Weather permitting, traffic on Buford Highway/Ga. 13 at the Hall-Gwinnett County line is expected to shift to new lanes Thursday, Feb. 20, as part of a widening project.

The road is being widened from two to four lanes from Sawnee Avenue in Gwinnett to Lanier Islands Parkway/Ga. 347 in Hall — a 1½-mile stretch.

The new road will have a 20-foot raised median, 4-foot bike lanes, curb and gutter and a 5-foot sidewalk on both sides, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

The $22.8 million project is set for completion May 31.

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