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Castleberry-Hwy. 9 work begins
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Forsyth County News

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Long-awaited improvements to a busy intersection in south Forsyth are expected to get under way this week.

That suits one resident of Castleberry Road just fine, though he's wary of the construction.

"I'm sure it will be a good thing in the end," Taylor Johnson said. "I don't look forward to sitting and waiting for it to get finished."

The state Department of Transportation's grading work at Castleberry Road and Hwy. 9 will close the intersection for up to  21 days.

The recommended detour is from Hwy. 9 to Majors Road to Castleberry.

In addition, the DOT has installed a new traffic signal at Hwy. 9 and Majors. The light could be operational Tuesday after testing.

DOT District Engineer Russell McMurry encouraged drivers to use caution when moving through a construction zone.

"Please slow down along State Route 9 as this work occurs," said McMurry, adding that "these intersection improvements will aid traffic flow along the entire corridor."

The department also continues to resurface Hwy. 9, from the Fulton County line to Hwy. 20.

The project, which should be completed by April, is funded with federal stimulus money as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.