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Quick project could bring big results to Atlanta Highway
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FORSYTH COUNTY - The Georgia Department of Transportation announced a project to improve traffic flow and correct drainage problems on Atlanta Highway (Hwy. 9) at Frances Road should resume Tuesday.

The Quick Response program allows low-cost operational improvements to be made to the State Route system in Georgia. This project is expected to cost $56,778 and be finished by mid-November.

“Rains this week have slowed construction, but work is scheduled to resume Tuesday to build a right turn lane and correct the drainage problem that causes standing water on the road. The new right turn lane will be about 200 feet long,” said GDOT Engineer Brent Cook. “It will improve the efficiency of Hwy. 9 by getting right turners off of Hwy. 9, allowing through traffic to move smoother through the area.”

Quick Response projects are identified by GDOT engineers or city/county staff then managed through the Office of Local Grants.

“Small changes can make a big change in your commute,” Cook said. “The Quick Response program is a tool specifically for work typically costing less than $200,000.”