Traffic shift planned for S.R. 13 widening project in Buford

Construction partners with the Georgia Department of Transportation will soon shift traffic to the newly constructed lanes on State Route 13/Buford Highway between Sawnee Avenue and Thunder Road in Buford. Crews will begin the shift at 9 a.m. Monday, May 13, with traffic using the new lanes by 1 p.m.

This project was awarded to E.R. Snell Contractor, Inc. for $17 million in June of 2016 and is expected to be complete by June 2020. The completed project will widen 1.684 miles of S.R. 13/Buford Hwy from Sawnee Avenue to Friendship Road/S.R. 347.

Drivers are reminded to use caution and watch for the shift in traffic.