A resurfacing project will force motorists who rely on S.R. 113 to find an alternate route.
The Georgia Department of Transportation will start paving S.R. 113 later this week. Starting on Thursday, May 8, the agency will close S.R. 113 and traffic will be rerouted onto Kincannon and Picklesimer roads to accommodate the resurfacing.
The detour is slated to stay in place for roughly five weeks, or until the project is complete. The road closures and resurfacing is dependent upon the weather, and the schedule is subject to change.
The resurfacing is part of the first phase of a project to widen and reconstruct the state highway from west of Taft Road and to east of Old Alabama Road. It also includes the relocation of Alabama Road and the construction of three bridges along the 3.77 mile route.
Work on this project started in February 2013, and it's about 40 percent near completion.
The entire project is scheduled to be completed by the end of March 2015 and costs right around $16.9 million.