The Georgia Department of Transportation has recently approved nearly $90,000 in Quick Response Program funding to extend the eastbound left turn lane on State Route (SR) 52 at its intersection with SR 286 in Whitfield County. Work on this high priority project will begin on Monday, November 13 and will require intermittent lane closures. This Quick Response project is expected to be completed in 3-4 weeks, if the weather cooperates.
“Upon completion, this quick response project will help improve the flow of traffic on SR 52, make it safer and help the public get where they need to go in Whitfield County,” said DeWayne Comer, district engineer at the DOT office in Cartersville.
The Georgia DOT Quick Response Program supports low cost operational projects on the State Route system such as intersection improvements, restriping, turn lane additions and extensions. These projects can be implemented in a short period of time and typically cost less than $200,000. They generally stay within the state right-of-way and require little if any utility relocation. Quick Response projects are identified by Georgia DOT staff and managed through the Office of Local Grants.
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