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Mowing scheduled for State Route 253 this week

Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) maintenance crews will soon be mowing on State Route 253 in Decatur and Seminole counties, and State Route 374 in Seminole County, according to a DOT press release.

Work is scheduled daily between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., beginning Tuesday, Aug. 16 and continuing through Thursday, Aug. 18.

Each day, hundreds of Georgia DOT 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.

Citizens can help prevent these tragedies by slowing down, being especially attentive and cautious as they pass through construction work zones, and always driving responsibly.