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Voters beware: There may be backups today on Spout Springs
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Voters using parts of Spout Springs Road to head to polling places in South Hall may hit some construction delays.

Crews are expected to ramp up road work today in anticipation of wet weather later in the week.

The $1.64 million project, funded by the county’s special purpose local option sales tax, was slated to be completed Sunday, but was delayed by rainy weather last week.

“The road crews are going to be preparing the road to make it safe for when the rains come in,” said Nikki Young, Hall County spokeswoman, on Monday. “Right now, they’ve got (the road) all torn up.”

The top coat of asphalt is “all that’s left to be done with the construction, but they won’t be able to do that until after the rain is gone.”

Most of the work that remains is confined to Spout Springs in front of Ivy Springs subdivision and Capitola Farm Road.

The county suggests Cash Road as an alternate route, as motorists can expect backups on Spout Springs.

Hall County polling places in the area include The Springs Church, which is at 6553 Spout Springs Road, and Davis Middle School, which is off Hog Mountain Road.

The road project began in the spring and has involved several improvements to Spout Springs, a mostly two-lane artery connecting Flowery Branch and Braselton.

Work has included construction of a center turn lane between Elizabeth Lane and Union Circle and a new traffic light at Elizabeth Lane — a stretch that runs in front of Spout Springs Elementary and Flowery Branch High schools.

More recently, crews have worked mainly adding right-turn and through lanes at Hog Mountain Road and additional lanes between Ivy Springs and Oak Ridge drives and at Capitola Farm Road, which leads to the 1,000-acre Sterling on the Lake subdivision.

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