“Teams have to be able to maintain a line of sight with live power line as they maneuver cranes and poles,” he told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Much of the work also sits in a large residential area.
“So, we wanted to be cognizant in terms of working overnight,” he said.
GDOT spokeswoman Natalie Dale said the department and Georgia Power are splitting the $5.3 million cost of the project, which is part of the Georgia Power’s Clear Roadside Project initiative created to enhance road safety.
Kraft said crews are working to limit lane closures to avoid traffic delays but could not provide a specific timeline for when closures would be enforced.
“All work is weather dependent,” Kraft said, adding there may be delays with the upcoming rainy days.
Road closures are expected on these streets in the coming months:
• Peachtree Road between I-85 and Palisades Road
• Peachtree Road between Colonial Homes Drive and Peachtree Battle Avenue
• Peachtree Road between Peachtree Park and Peachtree Valley Road
• Peachtree Road in the Collier Road area
•Roswell Road between Piedmont Road and Windsor Parkway
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The problem with the plan? Very little notice for drivers.