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Upcoming closures announced ahead of Pilgrim Mill Road project completion
Pilgrim Mill Road Widening

The Pilgrim Mill Road widening project is nearing completion, officials say, but before that can happen there are several upcoming closures for the project.

According to Jason McCook of Moreland Altobelli Associates, crews are beginning the first stage of construction for the new Pilgrim Mill Road bridge over Ga. 400.

In total the project is about 60-70% complete and on track for the proposed 2020 substantial completion date, he said.

Previously, there have been several lane closures on Ga. 400 connected to the bridge construction and McCook said they expect to have an additional lane closure on the highway during the first week in January.

Roadwork in early January will also force the closure of Fleetwood Drive, a small residential road between Freedom Parkway and Holtzclaw Road on Pilgrim Mill Road, McCook said.

The closure of Fleetwood Drive will last approximately 120 days, based on weather, and a detour route will be in place through Century Drive.

Forsyth County Commissioners approved a bid for the construction of the project to Vertical Earth in June 2018.

The focus of the project, which is expected to cost $15 million, has been widening Pilgrim Mill to four lanes of traffic from Aquatic Circle to Freedom Parkway and three lanes from Freedom Parkway to Holtzclaw Road.

Other plans include new traffic signals, curb-and-gutter sidewalks and the new bridge over Ga. 400.