Hwy. 54 Repaving Project Update: crews plan to work through Downtown Fayetteville tonight

Crews worked overnight Tuesday to complete about 3.5 miles of asphalt topping on the Hwy. 54 outside eastbound lane between Tyrone Road and Lafayette Avenue. Georgia Department of Transportation District 3 officials say they expect crews to pick up from there tonight (7 p.m. to 6 a.m.) and continue eastbound through Downtown Fayetteville.

GDOT officials say they expect repaving crews to work overnight Thursday as well before taking Friday through Monday nights off in observance of Labor Day.

The entire repaving project spans about 12.5 miles between the Coweta County line and a point just east of the McDonough Road intersection, which is just east of the Fayetteville border in unincorporated Fayette County.

GDOT officials say they expect their contractor to have crews out nightly through Thursday night, but they do not anticipate crews working overnight Friday through Monday in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Repaving work would then resume Tuesday overnight.

When crews are finished with the main travel lanes, GDOT officials say they will pour the asphalt topping on the remaining inside turn lanes, then they will work on the outside turn lanes and intersections. From there, they will apply the final striping paint to the highway surface, and then they will install new traffic signal loop detectors at traffic-lighted intersections.

During all of this repaving, at least one through-lane will remain open, but expect traffic delays in the affected areas.

Please drive slowly and carefully past construction zones.

Visit the City’s website, www.fayetteville-ga.gov, and social media channels for updates.

Anyone with questions or concerns about the project may contact the GDOT District 3 office at 706-845-4115 or by e-mailing amccart@dot.ga.gov.

Aug 29, 2018 11:28 am |