Hwy. 54 repaving update: deep milling due this weekend in Downtown Fayetteville

Fayetteville City Hall has received numerous communications regarding the ongoing Hwy. 54 repaving project, which began this spring, and which is expected to continue through the rest of August. The entire project stretches from the Coweta County line on the west side of Peachtree City to the highway’s intersection with McDonough Road east of Fayetteville.

Some of the most significant work, deep milling and resurfacing of the outside westbound lane in Downtown Fayetteville between North Jeff Davis Drive and Tiger Trail, will take place this weekend, August 10-13 (7 p.m. Friday evening non-stop to 6 a.m. Monday) if weather cooperates, according to Georgia Department of Transportation District 3 officials.

Contractor E.R. Snell repaved a long stretch of the outside eastbound lane over this past weekend, entering Downtown Fayetteville in the early hours of Sunday morning. Crews reached within a mile or so of the eastern end of the project by early Monday morning. By Wednesday morning, all of the milling work in the Fayetteville area had been completed except for the portion of westbound Hwy. 54 between North Jeff Davis Drive and Tiger Trail, which will be done this weekend, weather permitting.

GDOT officials say crews will begin tonight (7 p.m. to 6 a.m.) pouring the final surface starting at Lafayette Avenue and along Hwy. 54 westbound toward Peachtree City. They will continue this Thursday night. On Friday night, they are expected to come back to Downtown Fayetteville for the deep milling work, which is expected to take much of the weekend to accomplish.

Once the resurfacing is complete across the project, crews will re-stripe the highway and reset loop timing at the intersections.

GDOT officials say the contractor will try to perform the deep milling work this weekend with as little disruption to local residents and businesses as possible. Affected property owners with concerns may contact the GDOT District 3 office directly at 706-845-4115 or amccart@dot.ga.gov.

Visit the City’s website at www.fayetteville-ga.gov and Facebook page @fayettevillega.gov for the latest updates on the project.

Aug 8, 2018 11:33 am |