CARTERVILLE, Ga. – Earlier wet weather has forced the delay of this construction operation until the weekend of October 30-November 2 instead of this weekend. The Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) had advised motorists in Bartow County of lane closures on State Route (SR) 20 at Bells Ferry Road, scheduled for this weekend, to accommodate work on adjusting the grade on SR 20 at this location.
Intermittent lane closures on SR 20 at its intersection with Bells Ferry Road and Wilderness Camp Road will begin at 9 p.m. Friday, October 30 and end at 6 a.m. on Monday, November 2, 2014, to allow for the completion of a grade adjustment on SR 20. Flagmen and a pilot vehicle, will guide traffic and help motorists navigate around the closed portion of the roadway.
“We understand that these lane closures on Highway 20 at this location may cause some inconvenience and delays, but it is necessary for accomplishing this construction operation as quickly as possible and giving the roadway back to local traffic and traveling public,” explained DeWayne Comer, district engineer at the Georgia DOT office in Cartersville.
This construction operation is part of a 1.7 mile project of widening and reconstruction for truck passing lanes on SR 20, beginning east of Timberlake Cove Road and extending to west of the Bells Ferry Road/Wilderness Camp Road intersection. The project also includes the realignment of Bells Ferry Road. Work on this project began late March 2012. The entire project is expected to be completed by the end of this year, at a construction cost of nearly eight million dollars.