The Georgia Department of Transportation is urging motorists to avoid using Highway 211 north of Winder next week both night and day due to roadwork.
Starting Sunday, Nov. 27, and every night through Friday, Dec. 2, Highway 211 from Beulah Street to Horton Street will be closed from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following morning.
“The detour is necessary to install the new sewer line service that is located on the center line of the road,” said Teri Pope of GDOT. “There will be excavation, pipe installation, and backfilling.”
Then during the daytime, one westbound lane on Highway 211 will be closed from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. while the contractor patches the road in that area and puts down new asphalt.
The closures are due to $1.9 million in improvements being made to the state highway at Horton Street and McNeal Road.
The contractor, R.J. Haynie and Associates, will widen the road and install sidewalks, drainage structures, retaining walls, new traffic signals and strain poles, Pope said.
The road and intersection improvements are being undertaken by GDOT and the City of Winder in order to alleviate a major traffic bottleneck. Winder has purchased the right of way for the project and has relocated utility lines.
The project is on schedule to be completed by April 30, 2012.
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