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Work on Kelly Mill Road continues
Projects ending, beginning
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When roadwork is complete, the crossing at Kelly Mill and Bethelview roads in west Forsyth will be equipped with new traffic signals that include a pedestrian crossing. - photo by Jim Dean

As one section of a Kelly Mill Road improvement project wraps up, another is set to begin.

Roadwork is scheduled between Bethelview and Post roads beginning May 28, the Monday after Forsyth County schools let out for the summer.

A small segment of the road likely will be closed through Aug. 8 for replacement of a culvert just east of Rockingham Run.

A project on Kelly Mill from Bethelview to the city limits wrapped up about a month ago, said Tim Allen, assistant director of engineering.

The work on that segment started in June, and due to utility and weather delays, was pushed back from its original target finish date in late November.

Allen said the next segment of work on Kelly Mill should be completed by the end of this November.

“We are doing some minor improvements, but there’s nothing as dramatic as what we had to do on the other section,” he said.

The project will also add left and right turn lanes, curb and gutter on the sides and a new traffic signal on Kelly Mill at West Forsyth High School’s entrance.

Sidewalks will be added on each side of the segment of road, as well as extending on one side from the Post Road intersection to the Fieldstone subdivision and adding crosswalks.

The culvert, which mitigates flooding along Cheatham Creek under Kelly Mill, will be widened and extended.

That section of the road will be closed while that work is completed, Allen said, and traffic will not be able to pass through for about two months.

Blount Construction will complete the project for about $3 million, which is funded from 1-cent sales tax revenue.

The company also completed the work on the other segment of Kelly Mill Road for about $2.6 million.

That project added left and right turn lanes at Chamblee Gap Road and straightened three curves, as well as lowering a hillcrest, widening lanes and shoulders and installing guardrails.