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Roadwork continues on Ga. 369
Traffic light, detour planned on highway
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Work is continuing on this intersection on Matt Highway at Hendrix Road. - photo by Jim Dean (previous profile)

Drivers can call 511 for updated information about this or other construction projects on interstates and state routes. For more information about Georgia DOT, visit the GDOT website (click for link).
A new traffic signal and a reworked intersection that will require a detour are coming this week to a well-traveled corridor in northeastern Forsyth County.

Work at Hendrix Road and Hwy. 369 will close the Hendrix side of the highway starting Thursday, while crews with the state Department of Transportation lower the grade, or slope, for driver safety.

DOT District Engineer Russell McMurry said the grade “will be lowered 14 feet to improve sight distance.”

To get to Hendrix Road from Hwy. 369, McMurry said travelers should take Hwy. 369 to John Burruss Road to Hendrix.

McMurry said the intersection will be closed for 30 days “in order to do this work as quickly as possible.”

Other tweaks expected this week along Hwy. 369 include a new traffic signal at the Shady Grove Road crossing.

“We hope to open the intersection Thursday as the new signal becomes operational,” McMurry said. “There is a lot of work to finish and we will be battling rain this week.”

According to the DOT, the roadwork is part of a $4.04 million construction project that will improve six intersections on Hwy. 369 by Sept. 30.

Other intersections to be improved include Doc Bramblett and Waldrip roads, as well as one side of Bethel Road and one side of Jot-Em-Down Road.

In June, Holtzclaw Road received a traffic signal. Other crossings scheduled to receive new lights are Bethel, Doc Bramblett and Jot-Em-Down.

At each intersection, turn lanes will be built, signals will be installed where needed and side streets will be realigned to meet the highway at 90-degree angles, improving sight distance.

Funding for the projects comes from the DOT and Forsyth County 1-cent sales tax money.

“Keep on the lookout for these changes, and please slow down as you travel through the work zone,” McMurry said.