Monday, February 11, 2008

U.S. 78 road work begins Sun., Feb. 17th

Georgia DOT contractors take to the streets this Sunday evening and begin the long awaited removal of the reversible lane and light system on U.S. 78 in Gwinnett County. The project is divided into four sections with Section 1 beginning at East Park Place and continuing to Stone Drive.

Sometime after 7 p.m. and before 5 a.m. on Sunday evening, February 17, 2008, C.W. Matthews Contractors will begin re-striping the travel lanes on U.S. 78 so that beginning Thursday morning, Valentine's Day, Section 1 will have three permanent lanes inbound to Atlanta and two permanent lanes outbound to Snellville. The striping will also include a center turn lane the length of Section 1. Once the paint drys, the overhead lights will be no more.

The majority of construction activities will take place after 7 p.m. and before 5 a.m. Work will begin on the south side of U.S. 78 in Section 1, then transition to the north side of U.S. 78, and finally conclude with construction of the median.

Construction information is available via the Georgia DOT #511 phone system or website. You may also find frequently updated details at and subscribe to receive construction updates via email.

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