Shoulder work scheduled for State Route 253 next week

Published 5:34 am Friday, July 20, 2012

Special to The Post-Searchlight

The Georgia Dept. of Transportation (DOT) has scheduled work for the shoulders along State Route 253 in Decatur County, according to a DOT press release.

Maintenance crews have scheduled the work for Wednesday, July 25, through Thursday, July 26, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily, weather permitting.

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

Each day, hundreds of 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, and by being especially attentive and cautious when passing through construction work zones.