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
Georgia DOT urges travelers to
call 511 for updated information about this or any other
construction project on interstates and state routes. Georgia
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travel information statewide, such as traffic conditions,
incidents, lane closures, and delays due to inclement weather.
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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
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