By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great local journalism.
Repaving along Hwy. 9 delayed
New start date not known yet
Placeholder Image
Forsyth County News

To learn more

More information on the Forsyth project and others statewide, can be found online at

The state Department of Transportation has put on hold plans to begin resurfacing Hwy. 9 from the Fulton County line to north of Hwy. 20 in Cumming.

“The project will not begin Monday as planned," said Teri Pope, spokeswoman for the department. "As the work is rescheduled, we will let you know."

No reason was given for the delay.

When work does begin, the department has said, crews will work overnight from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. to minimize the impact on traffic.

Work on the 9.8-mile stretch of road will occur Sunday through Thursday each week.

Motorists are advised to slow down and use extra caution in the work zone. Flag crews will stop traffic and pilot vehicles will lead vehicles through the area.

Funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the project is the only one in Forsyth County that made the cut for the first phase of stimulus-funded road improvements.

The projected completion date for the project is April 30, though work could be finished in 2009.

C.W. Matthews Contracting of Marietta is handling the $1.9 million project.