Guardrail being installed on W. Currahee Street, today

One lane of West Currahee Street, formerly Dicks Hill Parkway, will be closed for the remainder of today while a permanent guardrail is being installed.

Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers confirmed on Tuesday, that crews started the installation Tuesday morning.

Ayers adds that one lane is closed to traffic and traffic control is in place to direct traffic, while the guardrail is being installed.

The installation is anticipated to be completed later this evening.

The permanent guardrail is the final piece of the slope stabilization project.

The portion of road, near 4898 W. Currahee Street, was closed back in December of 2017, after the Stephens County Board of Commissioners were alerted that the road was unsafe for motorists to use.

In April 2018, the commission awarded a bid to Hayward Baker Inc. for the design build to repair the slope in the amount of $2.1 million, dependent on funding from the State of Georgia.

In June, Stephens County was awarded $800 thousand from the Department of Transportation to fund a portion of the project.

Then, in September, the commission let the contract with Hayward Baker Inc.

The slope remediation project was completed, and the road was reopened on May 23, 2019.

Because the guardrail materials had not been received at the time of completion, temporary barriers were put in place, in order to open the road sooner.

WNEG News will continue to follow this story and bring you additional details as they are released.