Category Archives: Jackson

DUNBAR ROAD DETOUR UNDERWAY AT SR 347

Braselton, GA – The Georgia Department of Transportation announces a detour is in place now on State Route 347/Friendship Road in Braselton. 500 feet of Dunbar Road closest to its intersection with SR 347 is now closed so the grade of Dunbar can be raised to meet the grade of the new State Route 347. The closure can last a maximum of 21 days to January 27, 2015. If the weather cooperates, the roadway could open sooner.

A signed detour route is Dunbar Road changes names to Sardis Church Road to Thompson Mill Road to Spout Springs Road to State Route 347.

The contract for construction of this 7.97 mile long project is $38.4 million and the contract was awarded to E.R. Snell Contracting Inc. of Snellville, Georgia. The contract completion date for the entire project is January 12, 2016

“THE OPEN ROAD” STATE ROUTE 347 ON MONDAY

Braselton, GA – The Georgia Department of Transportation announces all lanes of State Route 347 from SR 211 to Spout Springs Road are now OPEN.

“There is still much to do to widen State Route 347, the new lanes are not ready on the other side of Spout Springs yet. As SR 347 westbound traffic approaches Spout Springs, traffic will be narrowed to just one lane. Now work will focus on 347 from Spout Springs to Interstate 985. Thank you for your patience through construction on State Route 347. Please slow down and drive cautiously as motorists get used to these changes,” explained Bayne Smith, Georgia DOT District Engineer.

Intermittent lane closures will occur during the day this week in the newly opened lanes to finish punch list work.

The contract for construction of this 7.97 mile long project is $38.4 million and the contract was awarded to E.R. Snell Contracting Inc. of Snellville, Georgia. The overall project completion date is January 12, 2016.

GET UP TO SPEED – NOW 65 MPH ON SR 15/US 441 JACKSON AND BANKS COUNTIES

Jefferson, GA – The Georgia Department of Transportation announces the speed limit on State Route 15/US 441 in Jackson and Banks Counties is now 65 miles per hour where it was 55 miles per hour.

“After an engineering study on the corridor, data supports the change as most drivers are driving at 65 mph or faster. Keeping traffic flowing at a consistent speed will increase safety along the corridor. We looked specifically at crash data and the roadway characteristics – the grade of hills, valleys and severity of curves. This section of SR 15 meets the requirements for raising the speed limit where it is now 55 miles per hour,” explained Bayne Smith, Georgia DOT District Engineer.

The change affects a 25 mile long section of the SR 15/US 441 in Banks and Jackson Counties where the speed limit was 55 miles per hour. The speed limit will not change in areas where it is lower than 55 miles per hour.