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Shiloh reopening delayed - again
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Forsyth County News
Cold weather has further delayed the reopening of a section of Shiloh Road.

The 0.15-mile stretch of Shiloh, just north of McFarland Parkway, has been closed since Nov. 4 as crews install a concrete box culvert, a structure that will help handle flooding.

Forsyth County had hoped to reopen the road by the end of January, but that date has been pushed back to February.

Frigid conditions have made it impossible to pour the needed concrete, said Tim Allen, assistant director of the county's engineering department.

"We're pretty confident we'll have the road open, worst case scenario, by the end of February," Allen said. "We're going to get it open as quick as we can."

Some roadwork may continue into March, Allen added.

Until then, the detour uses McFarland Parkway, Old Alpharetta Road, Shiloh Road east and Meadow Lane.

Those using the detour may be happy to know that a traffic signal will be installed at Old Alpharetta Road and McFarland Parkway, Allen said.

Weather permitting, that could occur in as soon as two weeks.

Originally scheduled for completion Dec. 31, the Shiloh project had been pushed back once due to rainy conditions and the high number of utilities that needed to be relocated.

Though the culvert had been planned for some time, heavy rains in September caused a sinkhole and hastened the need for the project.

The existing metal pipes under the road failed, but the new culvert has an estimated 80- to 100-year life span, Allen said.

Budgeted at about $377,000, the work is being paid through 1-cent sales tax revenues.