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Repaving project remains on hold
Weather not cooperating
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Forsyth County News


Weather continues to hold up a Cumming road project.

City Administrator Gerald Blackburn said Tuesday that crews are still waiting for Mother Nature to cooperate for a resurfacing project on Market Place Boulevard.

"In order to do this, we have to have 55 degrees and no rain for at least three days, and we just haven't had that," he said.

The project, which is being handled by C.W. Matthews, will involve about two-thirds of a mile, from Buford Dam Road to Hwy. 20.

It's projected to cost more than $300,000, with the State Department of Transportation paying for about half of that.

The resurfacing along the busy retail corridor was first scheduled to be completed before Thanksgiving, in time for the holiday shopping season, but rain scrapped that plan.

The effort was further delayed in late November after work crews failed to show up when scheduled, even though the weather had improved.

Since then, Blackburn said, the project has been on hold due to the cold and wet conditions.

However, he did say the relocating of utility lines associated with the project have "pretty much stayed on schedule."

Once it starts, the project likely will take only about three days to complete.