Cumming, Ga. – Spring and warm temperatures bring night shift resurfacing work to Cumming.
Resurfacing of State Route 9/Atlanta Highway/Dahlonega Highway from SR 20/Buford Highway to State Route 369/Matt Highway will begin tonight, if weather permits. This 5.83 mile long project was awarded to C.W. Matthews Contracting Company of Marietta for a contract cost of $1.2 million. The project completion date is November 30, 2014.
WHAT: The first phase of work is to remove damaged asphalt and rebuild those sections from the roadway base up. The second phase of work is resurfacing and finally placing the smooth driving surface is last. A pilot vehicle will be used to direct traffic through the work zone. Delays are expected as work occurs.
WHERE: Tonight crews will begin patching on SR 9 at SR 369 and work south in the southbound lane. Once crews reach SR 20, they will turn around and patch the northbound lane up to SR 369.
WHEN: The contract requires all work will occur overnights from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day, Sundays through Fridays. No daytime lane closures are allowed and no Saturday lane closures are allowed.
WHY: This section of SR 9 was last resurfaced in 2004; the pavement surface is damaged and needs replacing.
“Please be patient as crews resurface the work. This resurfacing needs to be done If the weather cooperates, we expect this work concludes much sooner than the completion dates. Please slow down through the work zone even when crews aren’t present; for your own safety. Most crashes in work zones occur when the work zone is not active,” explained District Engineer Bayne Smith.