Intersection work at S.R. 214/Scenic Highway and U.S. 78 will slow traffic through Snellville. (Courtesy City of Snellville)

Construction at Scenic Highway/78 to slow traffic through Snellville

Construction at the intersection of State Route 124/Scenic Highway and U.S. 78 in Snellville will slow drivers thanks to a shift in the traffic pattern beginning May 1.

Westbound lanes on Highway 78 will shift two lanes to the north to make room for new paving and drainage in the center of the road. Drivers heading north on Scenic Highway seeking to turn westbound on Highway 78 will need to take a left turn at Henry Clower Boulevard to travel toward Stone Mountain. This left turn at Highway 78 will be permanently eliminated.

The signal bridge, which will span across the intersection and support traffic signals, will also be installed in May.

Businesses in Snellville Plaza will remain open throughout the construction process but will be right in/right out only.

Project officials hope to have major construction completed by the end of Nov.

Project information and updates: www.snellville.org/highway-78-and-124-intersection.

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