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Georgia Department of Transportation
U.S. 78 work continues overnights this weekend and next week to remove reversible lanes in Gwinnett, weather permitting
 
GAINESVILLE – Georgia DOT announces roadway work will continue overnights tomorrow night the 1st through Wednesday night the 5th on the project to remove the reversible lane system and widen US 78 in Gwinnett County.

“Crews are continuing to work in the first section of US 78 from East Park Place to Stone Drive.   All the work this week will close the same lane, the outside eastbound lane of US 78. Saturday US 78 will be closed from East Park Place to Glenn Club Drive Work from 7p.m. and continue overnight until 7a.m. Sunday morning. Sunday night work will occur in the same area but crews must be out of the road by 5a.m. Monday morning.  Monday the 3rd through Wednesday the 5th work is planned overnights closing the outside eastbound lane from East Park Place to Camp Circle from 7p.m. overnight until 5a.m..  ” explained Russell McMurry, DOT District Engineer.

As work begins in each section the reversible lanes will be removed. The first section is East Park Place/West Park Place to Stone Drive, the next section is Stone Drive to Killian Hill Road, then Killian Hill Road to Highpoint Road and finally Highpoint Road to SR 124. Once work nears completion in one section crews will begin work in the next section moving eastward along US 78.

Crews will work nightly as weather permits; closing the outside eastbound lane from East Park Place/West Park Place to Stone Drive. Once the eastbound work is complete work will shift to closing the outside westbound lane in this section. This overnight work schedule will continue each night that weather permits until Laser Show Season begins at Stone Mountain Park. Once the Laser Show starts lane closures will not be allowed Friday or Saturday nights.

The projected completion date is November 30, 2009 and its cost is over $31 million. The project is removing the reversible lane system and rebuilding US 78 to three lanes in each direction with a raised concrete median and sidewalks along both sides of the road. For more information on this project you can visit the project website www.78smh.com

Georgia DOT urges travelers to call 511 for updated information about this or any other construction project on interstates and state routes. Georgia 511 is a free phone service that provides real-time traffic and travel information statewide, such as traffic conditions, incidents, lane closures, and delays due to inclement weather. Callers also can transfer to operators to request assistance or report incidents 24 hours a day, seven days a week. More information is available at www.511ga.org.

The Georgia Department of Transportation is committed to providing a safe, seamless and sustainable transportation system that supports Georgia’s economy and is sensitive to both its citizens and its environment.  For general information on the Georgia DOT, please visit our website (www.dot.ga.gov).

 
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Teri N. Pope
Georgia DOT - Northeast Georgia District
District Communications Officer
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