By Tia Lynn Ivey
Local motorists should be aware of a large road repair project that started on US 441 last week. The $4.18 million resurfaing project will span across a 17-mile-stretch of 441, beginning on the Putnam/Morgan county line and then heading south toward Eatonton. C and H Paving Inc. began work on Sept. 23 just south of Reids Road. They will extend on to Interstate 20 as the project progresses. The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) aniticpates a January 31, 2017 completion date.
In the meantime, motorists are encouraged to be aware of workers and machinery as they drive through work zones and to anticipate delays.
“Whenever you approach a work zone: slow down; allow extra distance between vehicles; read signs; obey road crew flaggers; and expect the unexpected,” said Kyle Collins, communications specialist for GDOT.
To keep up-to-date on lane and road closures, visit 511ga.org.
According to GDOT, “as weather allows, general swork hours will be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and also on some weekends until the project is complete. The contractor will start patching the roadway first, followed by the single surface treatment paving and leveling for two to three weeks.”
Drive with extra caution when navigating your way through road crews.