Pavement work scheduled on State Route 97

Published 12:21 pm Friday, June 8, 2012

Special to The Post-Searchlight

Pavement widening is scheduled for portions of Georgia State Route 97 in Decatur County, according to a press release from the DOT.

Georgia DOT maintenance crews have scheduled two-foot pavement widening work on State Route 97 in Decatur County, daily between 7:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., beginning Monday, June 11, and continuing through Thursday, June 14.

A single lane closure and/or a flagman may be utilized for this work. Motorists should reduce their speed in these maintenance work zones.

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.

Please help the DOT prevent these tragedies by slowing down, being especially attentive and cautious while driving through construction work zones, and by driving responsibly.