Monday morning commuters through Downtown Fayetteville noticed improved trip times, as much of the final repaving of intersections and turn lanes was completed by crews at night over the weekend.
Repaving of the Hwy. 54 intersections at Hwy. 85 were completed, and the eastbound intersection at Jeff Davis Drive was completed, so fewer vehicles were slowing down to accommodate bumpy lanes. According to Georgia Department of Transportation District 3 officials, crews will continue working eastbound to the project terminus just east of the McDonough Road intersection, and then they will come back westbound and conclude at the North Jeff Davis Drive intersection.
All of the work for the past few weeks has been done overnight from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., and that schedule will continue, weather permitting, for the next few nights until all of the repaving work is complete.
Restriping work will commence when the repaving is finished, and crews will cut new timing loops into the necessary traffic-signaled intersections.
While the City welcomes comments and questions on the Hwy. 54 repaving project, the public is being reminded that this is a state project. Communications with the City on the project are forwarded to GDOT.
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.