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Traffic advisory: Work scheduled on 400
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Forsyth County News

Warning to motorists: Ga. 400 will be busy over the next week or so.

Beginning Monday, crews will be out along the full Forsyth County stretch of the highway, repairing storm drains, patching asphalt and cutting grass.

Teri Pope, spokeswoman for the state Department of Transportation, said work will be happening in both directions along the highway between the Dawson and Fulton county lines. Most activities will require only shoulder or median lane closures.

Pope said storm drain repairs likely will go largely unnoticed.

“You probably won’t even see those people,” she said. “You’ll see trucks parked on the shoulder of the road and will wonder where the guys are, because they’re literally working under the road.”

The asphalt repairs, however, will be more noticeable and require intermittent single lane closures.

Locations and times will vary, Pope said, but “there’s only one crew, so they can only work on one area at a time.”

Pope said the project likely will take all week and could extend into the next few weeks depending on the weather and work needed.

“This is kind of Band-Aids before we have to patch and resurface a whole long section,” she said. “We’re trying to get a little more life out of the asphalt by doing this.

“It will definitely make for a smoother ride when we’re done.”