A Georgia DOT resurfacing project on Walnut Avenue/State Route (SR) 52 in the city of Dalton and Whitfield County began Aug. 8.
The project includes 5.7 mi. (9.2 km) of resurfacing on SR 52/ Walnut Avenue in Whitfield County, beginning at Abutment Road and extending to the Murray County line. Lane closures and traffic shifts are expected throughout the project. This project is expected to be completed by the end of January 2011, at a construction cost of $2.3 million.
“We are making every effort to minimize the impact this resurfacing project may have on the traffic on SR 52. Working in phases and at night; scheduling lane closures after the evening rush hour; and reopening these lanes before the morning rush hour; and informing the public in advance of any lane closures or traffic shifts are only a few examples of these efforts,” said Kent Sager, district engineer at the DOT office in Cartersville.
The Nov. 2 general election ballot will include a proposed constitutional amendment to allow the Georgia Department of Transportation to enter into multiyear construction agreements to reduce long-term construction costs paid by the state. This measure would not add any new taxes; it would allow better use of funds currently collected.It would help Georgia DOT bridge its current funding gap and allow it to continue to utilize every available state motor fuel dollar to improve, maintain and grow Georgia’s transportation system. To learn more about SR 821, please visit: http://www.dot.ga.gov./informationcenter/publicinformation/Pages/SR821.aspx.