Posted: Monday, August 10th 2009 at 12:53pm
Start of work on Mt. Vernon resurfacing delayed
GAINESVILLE - The start of work on Hall County's first road project using economic stimulus money has been delayed for at least a week because of the start of school.
The state Department of Transportation had planned to begin the 9-mile resurfacing of Mt. Vernon Road Monday but because there are two schools on that road and because Monday was the first day of school in Hall County, DOT decided to postponed start of the work until next Monday.
"As work begins next week, crews will be patching the asphalt," according to Russell McMurry. "They will work in very short sections and shouldn’t cause much delay in the area. Patching will take about a week. Then crews will begin to resurface the roadway. By that time everyone will be settled into their school routine and hopefully our work won’t be much of an impact to parents, students and staff.”
Mount Vernon Road will be resurfaced from the intersection with Thompson Bridge Road and Georgia Highway 52. Work will occur weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or after 7:00 p.m.
“Because North Hall Middle School and High School are along the project special work hour restrictions were added. Crews will not be allowed to work within ½ mile of the schools between 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to minimize the impact of road work on students, staff and parents. If the weather cooperates, work should be finished this calendar year,” said McMurry.
Flaggers will stop traffic and then pilot vehicles will lead motorists through the work zone as weather permits.
The estimated construction cost of this 9.3 mile resurfacing project is $1.29 million. C W Matthews Contracting, Inc. of Marietta is the contractor. The completion date for the project is April 30, 2010.
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