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.