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Expect Traffic Shifts on I-20 the Next Three Weekends, Carroll County

Press Release from the Georgia Department of Transportation

CARROLLTON, Ga. – The Georgia Department of Transportation is advising motorists in Carroll County of traffic shifts on Interstate 20 between Exit 11/Martha Berry Hwy and Exit 19/Temple-Carrollton Road, scheduled for the next three weekends.

Starting at 9p.m. on Friday, February 23, the two eastbound lanes between mileposts 12 and 15 will be shifted by 12 feet towards the outside shoulder, to allow for work on the removal and replacement of the concrete pavement on the two westbound lanes of I-20. This first traffic shift will stay in place the entire weekend from 9p.m. Friday night to 5a.m. Monday morning.

The second traffic shift is scheduled for the weekend of March 2-4, where the eastbound lanes between mileposts 15 and 18 will be shifted towards the outsider shoulder to allow for work on the westbound lanes on this portion of the interstate.

The third traffic shift is scheduled for the weekend of March 9-11. This shift will move traffic on the left westbound lane of I-20 onto the temporary pavement across the median to be in contraflow alongside the eastbound traffic, which will be separated by temporary barrier wall from roughly mile marker 12 to mile marker 18. Traffic on this lane will then be shifted back across the median to the current alignment. Traffic on the right westbound lane of I-20 will also be shifted 12 feet towards the inside shoulder.

Signage and message boards will help the traveling public navigate this work zone and instruct trucks to keep right at the divide to allow them continued access to the weigh station, which will remain open throughout this construction operation.

This construction operation and the traffic shifts it necessitates are weather permitting and subject to change.

“We certainly hope that all motorists watch out for these traffic shifts and be extra cautious, while approaching this work zone,” said DeWayne Comer, district engineer at the Georgia DOT office in Cartersville. “This concrete pavement rehabilitation project may be causing the public some inconvenience, but upon completion, it will improve the flow of traffic on I-20, make it safer, and help the public get where they need to go in Carroll and Haralson counties,” Comer explained.

The three scheduled traffic shifts on this portion of I-20 are parts of a 12.7-mile concrete pavement and rehabilitation project on I-20 beginning at US 27/SR 1/Exit 11 and extending to SR 61/Exit 24. This project is intended to rehabilitate the existing roadway and preserve the integrity of the interstate; enhance the safety of the traveling public, by upgrading the existing guardrail up to current standards and clearing vegetation according to current guidelines; and improve mobility by replacing the deteriorating pavement and reconstructing the shoulders on this portion of I-20

Work on this project began early October 2016. The project is on schedule to be completed by the end of October 2019, at a construction cost of $80,354,843.

For real-time information about statewide road conditions, know before you go. Before getting into your car – call 511 or visit 511ga.org, where you can access statewide, route-specific information on crashes, road work, traffic and weather. Callers can transfer to operators to report incidents or request assistance on interstate or state routes across Georgia. The system can be also be used to access transit providers, major airports, rideshare organizations, tourism information and 511 systems in surrounding states.

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