Construction to create the Displaced Left-Turn intersection at Highway 78 and State Route 124 is not expected to begin until after Labor Day. Google Maps

Construction to improve busy Snellville intersection delayed

Construction on the Displaced Left-Turn project at the intersection of Highway 78 and State Route 124/Scenic Highway in Snellville is not expected to start until after Labor Day, construction officials said recently.

Based on information from the pre-construction meeting between Snellville officials and the Georgia Department of Transportation the proposed construction start date is not yet set, though construction is expected to begin sometime after Sept. 4. Work on the utilities has already begun along with site preparation not affecting traffic lanes.

The contractor, Pittman Construction, will concentrate first on Henry Clower Boulevard, which will serve as a bypass when intersection construction actually begins. The 78/124 intersection road work will not be fully started until good construction weather is available in 2018, most likely in the spring.

The project is expected to take 18 to 24 months for completion.


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