Monday, June 6, 2011

SR 34 Resurfacing Project Begins Tonight

WHEN: 8 p.m. until 6 a.m., nightly, Monday, June 6 through Tuesday, August 30, weather permitting. (After this first week, work will be conducted most weeks on a nightly schedule of 8 p.m. until 6 a.m., Sunday through Thursday.) You will be notified of any scheduled date changes.

WHERE: SR 34 eastbound between (SR 14) Jackson Street and SR 154

WHAT: The Georgia DOT has been notified by the contractor of single lane closures on SR 34 eastbound for resurfacing. Delays are expected in the area as work occurs.

This project consists of 6.966 miles of milling, single surface treatment paving, leveling and plant mix resurfacing on SR 34 beginning at SR 14 (Jackson Street) and extending east of SR 154. No lane closures will be conducted between the hours of 6 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, or between the hours of 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sundays.

This is a WORK ZONE and extreme caution is necessary. Motorists are advised to reduce speeds as they travel through this construction work zone. Message signs, barrels and cones will be utilized to alert the public of the upcoming changes. Drivers should be aware that personnel and equipment will be operating in close proximity to travel lanes.

Each day, hundreds of Georgia Department of Transportation employees and contractors work on dozens of highway, bridge and intersection improvements throughout the state. Their work often brings them and heavy machinery in close proximity to travel lanes. Fifty-seven Georgia DOT personnel and many more motorists, passengers and contractors’ workers have been killed in highway work zone accidents since 1973. Please help us prevent these tragedies by slowing down; being especially attentive and cautious as you pass through construction work zones; and always driving responsibly. Safer Driving; Safer Work Zones; For Everyone.