SOUTH FORSYTH — The soggy weather forecast for the week has forced the state Department of Transportation to call off plans to close lanes on Ga. 400 while crews gathered data to develop the corridor’s widening.
As the work is rescheduled, the DOT will share the plan.
Whenever it occurs, the work will require one lane of the corridor in Forsyth to close overnight from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. throughout the week as soil samples are gathered.
According to Teri Pope, a district communications officer with the DOT, the samples are required to design the new, wider road and bridges.
The project will add an additional lane on Ga. 400 in the existing median from McFarland Road to Hwy. 369 (Browns Bridge Road). That’s nearly nine miles farther north than the original reach to Bald Ridge Marina Road (Exit 15).
At least three lanes currently flow on either side of the highway from McFarland Parkway south into Fulton County.
The 13.4-mile, $47.4 million construction cost is primarily being funded through a 2014 voter-approved transportation bond referendum. The state is expected to contribute $10 million.
C.W. Matthews Contracting Co. is expected to break ground in early November.