Hwy. 54 Repaving Update: Main travel lanes are almost complete

Repaving of almost all of the main Hwy. 54 travel lanes between Fayetteville and Peachtree City is now complete, and crews will begin pouring asphalt topping on turn lanes and intersections after the Labor Day holiday, according to Georgia Department of Transportation District 3 officials.

The only stretch of main travel lane left to be repaved is the outside westbound lane starting just east of McDonough Road and ending at the North Jeff Davis Drive in Downtown Fayetteville. That portion was intentionally skipped to allow state road crews to repair a damaged storm drain near the Rosewood Drive intersection. GDOT officials say crews plan to complete that remaining section overnight (7 p.m. to 6 a.m.) Monday, Sept. 10.

Repaving of the remaining turn lanes and intersections will commence overnight Tuesday, weather permitting, and continue nightly until the project is finished.

Lane re-striping will take place after the final repaving, and crews will then install the new traffic signal loop detectors at traffic-lighted intersections.

This overall Hwy. 54 repaving project is about 12.5 miles long, which GDOT officials say is a relatively large state highway repaving project. They also say there were numerous challenges, expected and unexpected, to overcome, the record-setting rainfall several weeks ago being one of them.

Other challenges included discovering defective roadbed foundations in a few stretches, including one that ran across the Hwy. 85 intersection in Fayetteville’s Historic Downtown District. It is this intersection that has generated the most complaints to the City of Fayetteville from motorists who commute through the area.

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 amccart@dot.ga.gov.

Sep 4, 2018 4:54 pm |