Resurfacing work is scheduled to begin Monday on a nearly 9-mile stretch of Ga. 400.
The well-traveled corridor will be repaved from Hwy. 306 in northern Forsyth County to Hwy. 53 in Dawson County, said Teri Pope, a state Department of Transportation spokeswoman.
Work will occur overnight, Pope said. 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.
The work will run from Sunday through Thursday, with no weekend activity planned.
“The work will occur overnight to minimize the impact to motorists,” Pope said. “The overnight work gives the contractor a long work window and [will] have fewer vehicles driving through the active work zone. It is good for everyone.”
According to Pope, rough pavement will be removed from the 8.7-mile section of the highway and replaced with a smoother surface. Crews will be working one lane at a time.
Pope urged drivers to use caution as “crews will remove about one inch of the driving surface one night then replace it the next night.”
“Work will begin at the north end and continue in the same lane all the way to Hwy. 306 then turn north and work up to Hwy. 53,” she said.
The $3.25 million project, being handled by C.W. Matthews Contracting, is slated to be finished before December.