A railroad crossing on U.S. 441/Ga. 15, just north of the intersection of U.S. 441 and Ga. 334 in Commerce, is now set for replacement next week, if weather permits.
Norfolk Southern Railroad needs to remove the damaged roadbed and replace it with a smoother and sturdier crossing for vehicular traffic, said Teri Pope, spokeswoman for the DOT's Gainesville office, in a press release.
The work, taking place Monday and March 27, will require lane closures on Ga. 334 and at U.S. 441/Ga. 15 during the daytime. Monday night, U.S. 441 will have only one lane open in each direction. Tuesday, U.S. 441/Ga. 15 from Ga. 98 to the railroad crossing will be completely closed while the crossing is repaved.
U.S. 441 traffic will be detoured onto Ga. 98/Ila Road.
"Delays are expected in the area as work occurs," Pope said. "Please avoid the area if possible."
The work had been planned for this week, but "a scheduling error caused the delay," Pope said.