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UPDATE: Major Interstate 85 Resurfacing Project in Harris, Troup Counties to Start MONDAY, June 3rd

HARRIS AND TROUP COUNTIES - Road construction crews with C. W. Matthews Contracting Company will start work on an extensive resurfacing project on Interstate 85 in Harris and Troup Counties on Monday, June 3, 2019, beginning at 7:00 a.m. Workers will mill and remove the current roadway surface and then lay new asphalt on a 13-mile stretch of Interstate 85 extending from the Georgia/Alabama state line in Harris County to the Georgia 219 interchange in Troup County.

On Monday, June 3rd, crews will initiate a lane closure on Interstate 85 northbound, starting at the Georgia 18/West Point (exit 2) interchange and extending for two miles. The workers will first repave the interstate's shoulders and the lane closure will move northward with the paving progress. Initially, the work will be done in shifts from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. each day. However, when the crews proceed to milling and repaving the actual road lanes, the work will be done continually as the crews move up and down the 13-mile stretch of interstate, 24 hours a day until complete. Georgia DOT will alert the media and driving public if the shifts change, and also when the work will be moved to the southbound lanes. The entire project is expected to be completed in November, 2019.

Signage and the familiar orange and white barrels will be used to alert drivers to the lane closure in advance of the work zone. Motorists should expect delays. Traffic back-ups may occur on busy summer and fall weekends. Local drivers are encouraged to find alternate routes around the work zone. For up-to-the-minute information regarding traffic on Interstate 85 (and elsewhere in Georgia), residents and tourists alike should download and check the free Georgia 511 app, available for both Apple and Android devices.

Advisory: Motorists are advised to expect delays, exercise caution, and reduce their speed while traveling through work zones. Before heading out, get real-time information on work status and traffic conditions. Call 511, visit 511ga.org, or download the Georgia 511 app.

Submitted 6.1.19