WHEN:        Tuesday, October 1 through Friday, October 4, 2013 from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.

WHERE:     State Route (SR) 140 in Bartow County, SR 61 in Gordon County, and SR 16 and SR 166 in Carroll



WHAT         Georgia DOT’s Maintenance crews will resume their work on repairing the deteriorating asphalt spots on SR 16 and SR 166 in Carroll County and begin working on deep patching SR 140 in Bartow County     and SR 61 in Gordon County . Work will proceed daily between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.,            weather permitting.

 It is the Georgia DOT policy to repair and maintain Georgia interstates and state highways promptly,             efficiently and economically using well-planned activities such as deep patching, proper equipment, and         skilled and dedicated employees. Prompt repair of small asphalt pavement defects has significant                      impacts on reducing maintenance costs. Deep patching which will be used in this maintenance operation        is one of the methods Georgia DOT uses to repair deteriorated, settled, cracking and dislodged                    pavement. The technique is much less expensive than other methods. As used by GDOT, deep patching          provides a reasonable measure of roadway repairs and reduces maintenance costs.