Photo: AJC file
Photo: AJC file

$3.9M project to disrupt Medlock Bridge Road traffic this weekend

You might want to avoid Medlock Bridge Road if you’re driving at night this weekend.

There will be single-lane closures along the road in Fulton County overnight (from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.) starting Friday and ending Sunday, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

They will be “rolling” lane closures, meaning as crews complete work in one spot the lane closures will “roll” with the crews to the next spot.

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There will be road signs and message boards along the way, GDOT said.

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.

The state transportation agency announced the $3.9 million project to fix the “deteriorating” road in July, saying the paycheck was being paid by a mix of the state’s maintenance fund and federal money.

Resurfacing also presents another problem.

The Johns Creek government Facebook posted on Wednesday that they had to remove the traffic sensors from the pavement that let the city optimize traffic lights.

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Instead, they are monitoring traffic volume from the control center in city hall and adjusting traffic signals manually.

“While the detectors will be replaced by GDOT once all resurfacing work is complete, the city and GDOT are working together during construction to address signal timing during peak volume periods to ensure traffic and signals are managed in an efficient manner,” the post read.

The project is set to finish in February, GDOT says.

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The project started nearly two weeks ago.

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