Traffic delays are expected next week as the Department of Transportation begins maintenance work on Hwy. 20 in Cumming.
Weather permitting, the work will start Tuesday morning, with crews working daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
They will be removing damaged sections of the highway between the downtown square and Hwy. 9, replacing them with new asphalt.
Todd McDuffie, the DOT's district engineer, encouraged motorists to avoid the area if possible.
“Flaggers and pilot vehicles will be used in the work zone to direct traffic through the area,” he said. “We hope to complete the work in five days if the weather cooperates.”
The project will be limited to weekdays, according to the DOT. More information is available online at www.511ga.org.