More roadwork is scheduled for Forsyth County.
The Department of Transportation on Friday announced two projects totaling about $9 million along Bethelview Road that spokeswoman Teri Pope said will “improve mobility and increase safety in Cumming.”
The first project will improve the intersection of Bethelview and Hwy. 9. The second will widen the road from Hwy. 9 to Castleberry Road.
Pope said work on both likely will begin in the fall.
The intersection project will cost $4.6 million and will widen two lanes, create two left-turn lanes and one right-turn lane on each leg and improve drainage.
The plan also calls for sidewalk and pedestrian upgrades, signal improvements and a bike lane. Pope said the project is slated for completion before May 2014.
“The addition of turning lanes will improve mobility by getting the left turners out of the way of through-traffic and the right turn lanes will allow improved efficiency by allowing them to continue to move,” Pope said.
A few months later, before July 2014, the $4.4 million widening project is set to finish. Pope said it will realign and widen the road, as well as make longer turn lanes.
The road will widen to four 12-foot lanes along 5-foot sidewalks on both sides. The improvements should increase safety and capacity, Pope said.
Marietta-based C.W. Matthews Contracting is handling both projects, Pope said.