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Ga. 400 repaving to resume this week
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Forsyth County News

Work to resurface a nearly 9-mile stretch of Ga. 400 between Hwys. 306 and 53 will continue this week.

The state Department of Transportation project, which began Tuesday night, is scheduled to resume tonight.

According to Terri Pope, spokeswoman for the DOT, crews planned to take Saturday night off. They are working one lane at a time on the effort, which spans north Forsyth into southern Dawson County.

“[They] will return to work [tonight] to mill out the northbound inside lane and will work northward to [Hwy.] 53, then turn south and do the outside southbound lane all the way to [Hwy.] 306,” she said.

Pope added that the project is “going well.”

“So far crews have milled out the southbound inside lane and put down new asphalt in half of it,” she said, adding that they expected to finish paving the inside southbound lane Friday night.

Work is occurring overnight. According to the DOT, southbound lanes will be closed from 5:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. and northbound closures will extend from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m.

Pope has previously said the overnight work gives crews a long work window with less traffic. Still, officials urge drivers to use caution when traveling through the area.

The $3.25 million project, being handled by C.W. Matthews Contracting, is slated to be finished before December.

According to Pope, no lane closures are expected next weekend due to the Labor Day holiday, or between noon Friday through 5 a.m. Sept. 4.

“So on the resurfacing, when they finish Friday morning, work cannot resume until Tuesday night,” she said.