CARTERSVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia Department of Transportation is advising motorists in Bartow County of a traffic shift on State Route (SR) 20 at Bells Ferry Road, scheduled for Monday, March 24, 2014, to accommodate work on lowering the grade of the existing roadway. 

 “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 SR 20, make it safer, and help the public get where they need to go in Bartow County,” Comer explained.

 This construction operation is part of a 1.729-mile project of widening and reconstruction for truck passing lanes on SR 20, beginning east of Timberlake Cove Road and extending to west of Bells Ferry Road. It also includes the realignment Bells Ferry Road. This project has been under construction since March 2012, and is expected to be completed by the end of September 2014, at a construction cost of $7,761,359.