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Work may slow travel on several roads
State DOT planning projects this week
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Forsyth County News

Daily commutes may take a bit longer this week, as crews with the state Department of Transportation will be working along several well-traveled corridors.

Among the state routes affected will be Hwys. 20, 141 and 306 in Forsyth County.

“Summer is mowing season for the department of transportation, so we want you to know that crews will be out all summer mowing grass along state routes and interstates,” said Teri Pope, DOT spokeswoman.

“Mowing doesn’t require lane closures, but it does close shoulders or medians in the area.”

Beginning Monday, mowing will take place on Hwys. 20 and 141. Work should be wrapped up by the end of the week, Pope said.

The same weeklong time frame also applies to culvert repairs slated for Hwy. 306 in north Forsyth.

The culvert is part of the area’s drainage system and the work is routine maintenance, Pope said.

Unlike mowing, there will be intermittent lane closures on the road for the culvert, which runs under the highway.

A flagman will be used along Hwy. 306 to help traffic flow, Pope said. Work hours will be 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily.

“Please be alert, cautious and patient when driving through project work zones,” she said.

“We will be complete as quickly as possible. Our first priority always, however, is to complete it safely — for our workers and our system’s many travelers.”