The Georgia Department of Transportation is advising motorists in Bartow County of a traffic shift on State Route (SR) 20 between I-75 and Walmart in the city of Cartersville, scheduled for Thursday, January 7, 2016. Traffic on both east and westbound lanes from I-75 to Walmart will be shifted onto the northbound lanes. The newly constructed lanes on the new location portion of the project between Walmart and Peeples Valley Road will be open to traffic. This traffic shift is weather permitting and subject to change.

“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.

Construction on this stretch of SR 20 is part of a 2.15-mile project of widening and reconstruction on SR 20, beginning at US 411/SR 61 and extending to I-75 in Bartow County. This project has been under construction since November 2013, and is expected to be completed by the end of May 2016, at a construction cost of $15,733,304.