Late afternoon and evening rain kept crews from resuming repaving work on Hwy. 54 in Fayetteville Monday evening, but Georgia Department of Transportation District 3 officials say they plan to be back to work tonight beginning at 7 p.m.
Crews paved Sunday overnight and reached the Wilbanks Drive intersection in Fayetteville, which is about a half-mile east of the North Jeff Davis Drive intersection.
GDOT officials say crews will continue from that point eastward until they reach the terminus of the project, which is a point just east of the McDonough Road intersection. They will then turn around and pour asphalt topping on the inside westbound lane until they reach their starting point near Piedmont Fayette Hospital. From there, crews are expected to move to the outside westbound lane and pour the asphalt topping on that lane all the way to the Peachtree City/Coweta County border.
Crews will continue working each night 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Once the main lanes of Hwy. 54 are completed, crews will pour asphalt topping on turn lanes and other areas. They will then reinstall loop timing systems 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.