CARTERSVILLE, Ga. – Georgia DOT’s Maintenance crews are set next week to work on repairing the deteriorating edges of pavement on State Route (SR) 140 in Bartow County, SR 372, SR 369 and SR 140 in Cherokee County, and  SR 225 in Murray County. Work will proceed daily Monday through Thursday between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., weather permitting.

Edge repair is a maintenance activity that is intended to guard against pavement failure along the edges due to the action of traffic and the loss of edge support that occurs due to the presence of water, aggressive-growth vegetation, and wind from either traffic or the atmosphere.  Georgia DOT’s edge repairs are designed to minimize the effects of shoulder drop offs and maximize the safety of the roadway for the traveling public.