Photo: Courtesy E.R. Snell
Photo: Courtesy E.R. Snell

$3.9M project closing Medlock Bridge Road nightly till 2020

Starting Thursday, crews will close portions of Medlock Bridge Road until February.

Resurfacing will take place seven days a week, but work will be limited to between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m., said the Georgia Department of Transportation.

Tori Brown, a GDOT spokeswoman, said the project will cost $3.9 million, drawing from a mix of the state’s maintenance fund and federal money.

This is part of the larger project to resurface Medlock Bridge Road, or Ga. 141, from the Gwinnett County line to the Forsyth County line, which GDOT said is about 5.5 miles.

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In a news release, GDOT said the road was “deteriorating” and that the project will hopefully make for more smooth of a ride.

To start, workers will patch spots on the road and lower manholes.

Because crews will be closing parts of the road as they go along, look out from signs and message boards to indicate where and when workers and closures will come.

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The resurfacing work can’t be done in cooler weather because of some materials being used, GDOT said. So it’s summer or never.

Of course, GDOT suggests that people pad plans with extra time when traveling in the area and be mindful of their speeds around workers.

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July 14, 2019

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