The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to remove the last section of reversible lanes on U.S. 78 in Gwinnett County on Monday morning.
"By the time motorists begin their Monday morning commute the reversible lane system on U.S. 78 will be gone," said Russell McMurry, the DOT's district engineer.
Crews will begin removing the final section of the reversible lane system Sunday night from Highpoint Road to Ga. 124 in Snellville. They will take out the overhead reversible lane signs and restripe the road with a center turning lane, three westbound lanes and two eastbound lanes. These lanes will be in place until the project's completion, when three lanes will be opened in each direction.
Work continues on U.S. 78 from Killian Hill/Bethany Church Road to Highpoint Road as crews begin installing a concrete median. They will also pave and stripe the newly widened road for three lanes in each direction.
The 6.6-mile project is on schedule to wrap up by Nov. 30. Work on it began in September 2007. The estimated construction cost is $31.5 million.
When completed, the roadway will feature three lanes each way separated by a median, and reversible lanes will be gone from East Park Place in Stone Mountain to Ga. 124.