CARTERSVILLE, Ga. The Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) is advising motorists in Bartow County of a temporary traffic shift on Tennessee Street/US 411 in Cartersville, scheduled for Wednesday, June 7, 2017. This traffic shift at the temporary bridge is intended to accommodate work on the construction of the second half of a culvert under US 411. Traffic is expected to return to its normal configuration by the end of the day.  This construction operation and traffic shift it necessitates are weather permitting and subject to change.

This bridge work is part of a 1.079 mile project of widening and reconstruction on US 41/SR 3. The project also includes the construction of the bridges over CSX Railroad, US 411 and Pettit Creek.  Work on this project began early September 2014. The entire project is expected to be completed by February 5, 2020, at a construction cost of $31,546,121.

“We certainly hope that all motorists watch out for this traffic shift and be extra cautious, while approaching this work zone,” said DeWayne Comer, district engineer at the DOT office in Cartersville. “This project may be causing the public some inconvenience, but upon completion, it will improve the flow of traffic in the area, make it safer, and help the public get where they need to go in Bartow County,” Comer explained.