Much of the recent Hwy. 54 repaving work has taken place in Peachtree City and western Fayette County, but Georgia Department of Transportation District 3 officials say overnight crews will soon return to Fayetteville. They further indicated that, weather permitting, all of the repaving work should be completed by the end of September.
The 12.5-mile project, which stretches from the Coweta County line on Fayette County’s west side to a point east of the McDonough Road intersection, was originally forecasted to be complete by the end of August, but an unusally rainy spring and summer thwarted those plans. Other setbacks included having to mill deeper on portions of the highway because of damaged foundation material, and discovery of collapsed stormwater pipes running under the highway in Fayetteville.
GDOT officials say those infrastructure repairs are now complete, and the final phase of repaving has resumed.
Crews have repaved all of the main travel lanes except for the span of westbound lanes stretching from the eastern border of the project to North Jeff Davis Drive. The asphalt topping for this section was delayed to allow for the stormwater pipe repairs, but that repaving work should begin this week, say GDOT officials.
What’s left otherwise is to pour the asphalt topping on remaining turn lanes and intersections, then restriping everything. Another crew has begun re-installing the loop timing systems for traffic-lighted intersections that have already been completely repaved.
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.