The Georgia Department of Transportation opened a resurfacing project on State Route 281 (Old Wildcat Bridge Road) recently.
The project resurfaces the roadway and reconstructs shoulders on SR 281 from SR 8/US 29 in Madison County through Hart County to SR 17 Business in Franklin County.
The roadwork, which will continue weekdays as weather permits, is planned from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. One lane will be closed as crews work. A pilot vehicle will lead motorists through the work zone. Delays are expected in the work zone.
“The first stage of resurfacing is to remove the deeply damaged sections of asphalt and patch those locations,” said DOT District Engineer Bayne Smith. “Patching the entire project area will take about two weeks then crews will resurface the entire length of the project and build two feet wide paved shoulders.”
This 11.97-mile long resurfacing project was awarded to E.R. Snell Contracting of Snellville. The contract cost is $1.6 million and the completion date is Sept. 30, 2012.