DOT work scheduled on local state routes

Published 5:06 am Friday, August 3, 2012

Special to The Post-Searchlight

Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) maintenance crews have scheduled shoulder work on several local state routes next week, according to a DOT press release.

The work will take place on portions of U.S. Highway 84/State Route 38 East, State Route 97, State Route 253, and State Route 331. It will take place between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., beginning Monday, Aug. 6, and continuing through Friday, Aug. 10, weather permitting.

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Crews are tentatively scheduled to be at these locations as follows:

• S.R. 253 North on Monday, Aug. 6, and continuing through Thursday, Aug. 9.

• S.R. 311 on Wednesday, Aug. 8.

• S.R. 97 on Thursday, Aug. 9, and Friday, Aug. 10.

• U.S. 84/S.R. 38 on Thursday, Aug. 9, and continuing through Friday, Aug. 10.

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

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 the DOT prevent these tragedies by slowing down; being especially attentive and cautious as you pass through construction work zones; and always driving responsibly.