Ga. DOT Announces Road Work in Area This Week

The Georgia Department of Transportation is announcing a number of scheduled maintenance and road work activities in Stephens and surrounding counties this week.

In Stephens County, crews are scheduled to repair a slope along State Highway 17.  That project will likely require shoulder closures along the roadway.

Meanwhile, DOT crews are also scheduled to trim and remove vegetation and brush from the rights of way along State Highways 17 and 145 in Stephens County, along with State Routes 59 and 63 in Franklin County and State Routes 51, 98, 164, and 59 in Banks County.

According to the DOT, vegetation and brush removal will only require shoulder closures.

Also in Franklin County, a DOT crew is scheduled to remove damaged asphalt and replace it along State Highway 59.  This project will require a lane closure and a flagger will direct traffic through the work zone.

Finally in Habersham County, the DOT said a crew is set to mow the rights of way this week alongside State Highway 365, State Highway 15/U.S. Highway 441, State Highway 17, and State Highway 385, while another crew repairs a damaged guardrail along State Highway 365.

The work in Habersham County will also only require shoulder or median lane closures.

Crews are set to work today through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. if weather permits.

DOT officials reminded motorists to reduce their speed in these and all work zones.