Jul 28, 2014
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Paulding Highway Being Worked On This Week

Local drivers may see maintenance crews during daytime hours through Friday, weather permitting.

Paulding Highway Being Worked On This Week

Drivers traveling on State Route 120 in Paulding County are likely to see construction workers on the job this week.

Weather permitting, Georgia Department of Transportation maintenance crews will be sealing the cracks on the surface of the roadway. Sealing pavement cracks is a Georgia DOT maintenance practice that helps prevent water from entering the base and sub-base of the roadway and extends the pavement life by at least three years while improving rideability on that roadway.

Crack sealing work is set for Thursday and Friday, from 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

With winter nearly upon us, Georgia DOT reminds the public that during inclement winter, officials’ priority is to clear travel lanes on the state’s most-used roadways—the Interstate Highway System and other major arterial roads. The department urges travelers to exercise caution and call 511 for updated information on roadway conditions before getting on the road during a winter weather event.

Georgia 511 is a free phone service that provides real-time traffic and travel information statewide, including winter weather closures, reports of icing or other hazardous conditions on interstates and state routes. Callers also can transfer to operators to request assistance or report incidents 24 hours a day, seven days a week. More information is available at www.511ga.org.

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