Photographer: Krystal Horne
A Georgia Department of Transportation project is bringing pedestrian and safety improvements to a busy Villa Rica intersection. Construction has begun at Georgia Highway 61/Carrollton-Villa Rica Highway and NE Hickory Level Road to improve the safety of pedestrians crossing the intersection. According Dr. Mohamed Arafa, District Six Communications Officer for GDOT, “[The project] is intended to improve the overall efficiency and pedestrian safety at the intersection with improved crosswalks, pedestrian signals and sidewalk ramps.”
Dr. Arafa stated that the work in Villa Rica is part of a larger project to bring pedestrian and safety improvements to four other intersections in the region, including:
- US Highway 27 and Georgia Highway 120 in Buchanan (Haralson County)
- Atlantic Avenue/Pacific Avenue (US Highway 78) and Alabama Avenue/Hamilton Avenue (US Highway 27 Business) in Bremen (Haralson County)
- Two locations in Floyd County
“The entire project is scheduled to be completed by the end of October 2018, at a construction cost of $1,207,528,” Dr. Arafa added.
GDOT To Hold Job Fair in Carrollton
On a related note, GDOT Northwest Georgia District Six will be holding a job fair in Carrollton to hire entry-level maintenance professionals on Tuesday, February 20 at the Goodwill Career Center in the Carrollton Crossroads Shopping Center on South Park Street.
All applicants must be at least 18 years old, with a high school diploma or GED, and have a valid Class C driver’s license.
Applicants are encouraged to wear business casual attire and bring several copies of their resumes. Contingent job offers will be presented to the most qualified applicants the same day. New hires must obtain a Georgia Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) within six months of employment.
For more information about the job fair, please (404) 290-7344. Job seekers can also apply online at www.Team.Georgia.gov/careers, or complete an application at the Georgia Department of Transportation – Buchanan Office, located at 4323 US HWY 27, Buchanan, GA 30113.