U.S. 78 reversible lanes ending Monday

"By the time motorists begin their Monday morning commute the reversible lane system on U.S. 78 will be gone," said Russell McMurry, DOT 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 signage and restripe the road with a center turning lane, three westbound lanes and two eastbound lanes. These lanes will remain in place until project completion when three lanes are opened in each direction.

Work continues on U.S. 78 from Killian Hill/Bethany Church Road to Highpoint Road as crews begin installing the concrete median. They will also pave and stripe the newly widened road for three lanes in each direction.

The project is on schedule for completion Nov. 30.

Site work for the 6.6-mile project began in September 2007. The estimated construction cost is $31.5 million.

When completed, the roadway will feature three lanes in each direction separated by a raised concrete median and the removal of the existing reversible lane system from East Park Place in Stone Mountain to Ga. 124. The route supports more than 50,000 vehicles a day, according to 2006 DOT figures.

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