Ga. 20 near Cartersville gets ‘quick response’ turn lane

A $62,065 “Quick Response” highway project will add a left-turn lane to Ga. 20 just east of I-75 in Bartow County near Cartersville, the Georgia Department of Transportation announced.

Bartow Paving Co. was awarded the contract for the job, which is expected to be completed in the two weeks following the Thanksgiving holiday, GDOT said.

The project will require occasional lane closures, night work, shoulder closures and traffic pacing. Advanced warning signs will be posted, and motorists should watch out for contractor personnel and vehicles in the work zone.

“Upon completion, this Quick Response project will help improve the flow of traffic on Ga. 20, make it safer and help the public get where they need to go in Bartow County,” said Grant Waldrop, district engineer at the GDOT office in Cartersville.

The Quick Response Program supports fast-turnaround projects, typically costing less than $200,000, on the state highway system. They can include restriping, intersection improvements, turn lane additions and extensions.