GDOT: $4M project to begin at intersection of Highways 20, 108
by Jessicah Peters
July 19, 2014 12:00 AM | 2734 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A truck travels along Highway 20 near the intersection with Highway 108 on Friday. An almost $4 million road project is set to begin there in the upcoming weeks. <br> Staff/C.B. Schmelter
A truck travels along Highway 20 near the intersection with Highway 108 on Friday. An almost $4 million road project is set to begin there in the upcoming weeks.
Staff/C.B. Schmelter
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Construction of an almost $4 million road project is set to begin in the upcoming weeks at the intersection of Highway 20 and Highway 108.

The Georgia Department of Transportation has awarded a contract to Construction, Management and Engineering Services Inc. of Norcross to create a safer intersection involving Highway 20, Highway 108, White Road and Mt. Carmel Church Lane, GDOT announced last week.

White Road and Mt. Carmel Church Lane will be realigned to intersect with the Highway 20 and Highway 108 intersection, and a traffic signal will be installed.

“There are two major reasons for this project: mobility and safety,” said Mohamed Arafa, GDOT spokesperson. “That intersection gets congested and we want to enhance safety for all drivers in that area.”

The project, which will be about half a mile in length, is set to be complete by the end of June 2016 at the cost of $3,917,734.

Arafa said the GDOT has given notice to the contractor to proceed, but CMES Inc. has not given notification of when the project will begin or how it will impact traffic.

Motorists should be reminded when the road work begins there could be lane closures. Arafa said workers and GDOT personnel will be in the work zone and encouraged motorists to slow down.

“Be mindful of the people working and plan an ultimate route to avoid the area. We tend to lower the speed limit and motorists should obey the posted speed limits, for not only the workers safety but also their own,” Arafa said.

More information about construction and lane closures will be available once construction begins. For more information on the GDOT projects, please visit www.dot.ga.gov.

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