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GDOT Funds Improving Safety at Temple Exit 19 on I-20

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Trevor Picciano

The Georgia Department of Transportation has recently approved $388,903 in Quick Response Program funding for two projects to improve the safety and efficiency of the I-20 exit ramp to Temple-Carrollton Road in Carroll County. Work on these two projects, awarded to Archer Western Contractors, LLC, is scheduled to start today. It is expected to be completed in six weeks

The first project includes widening the eastbound exit ramp on I-20 at Temple-Carrollton Road/Exit 19. In the second project, contractor will widen the westbound exit ramp at this location. These two Quick Response projects are intended to enhance safety and improve the flow of traffic at this location.

“Upon completion, these two Quick Response projects will help improve the flow of traffic in the area, make it safer and help the public get where they need to go in Carroll County,” said Grant Waldrop, district engineer at the DOT office in Cartersville.

Work on this project will occasionally require shoulder closures. Motorists should be aware of the advanced warning signs and watch out for contractor personnel and vehicles in this work zone.

The Quick Response Program supports low cost operational projects on the State Route system such as restriping, intersection improvements, turn lane additions and extensions. These project can be implemented in a short period of time and typically cost less than $200,000. They generally stay within the state right-of-way and require little if any utility relocation. Quick Response projects are identified by Georgia DOT staff and managed through the Office of Local Grants.