Road closures expected due to Winder bypass widening and construction

Georgia Department of Transportation and construction partner E.R. Snell Contractor, Inc. will close Barrow Park Drive and Fred Kilcrease Road later this month for the Winder Bypass widening and construction project.

The Barrow Park Drive closure begins June 23, and will last 270 days. The Fred Kilcrease Road closure begins June 30, and is expected to last 90 days. All work is expected to be complete by early June 2021.

The Barrow Park Drive closure will start at the entrance to the Barrow County Courthouse Complex. Portions of Barrow Park Drive will be open to the Barrow County Animal Shelter from Pearl Pentecostal Road and to the Barrow County Courthouse Complex from Ga. 211. A detour will redirect motorists from Pearl Pentecostal Road to Bankhead Highway to Cedar Creek Road back to Ga. 211.

The Fred Kilcrease Road closure will start at Patrick Mill Road. A 3.55 mile five-and-a-half-minute detour will redirect motorists from Patrick Mill Road SW to Barrow Industrial Parkway, then Kilcrease Road before getting back onto Fred Kilcrease Road.

The road closings are part of a three phased project that will take Ga. 211 around downtown Winder to a bypass ending at Ga. 316. The new bypass will include a bridge over Ga. 8 and the railroad. The current road closings are part of Phase 1 and Phase 2 which begins on Ga. 211 near Blakey Plantation and ends west of the intersection of Patrick Mill Road and Fred Kilcrease Road. Phase 3 will follow at a later date and construct an interchange at Patrick Mill Road at Ga. 316.