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Work to completely overhaul a portion of McEver Road is set to begin around noon Thursday following a delay earlier this week due to winter weather in the area.
Crews were originally set to begin the full depth reclamation project, which stretches from the city limits of Buford to the city limits of Oakwood, on Tuesday. That schedule was adjusted following winter weather that arrived in North Georgia Tuesday morning.
“The project will include replacing the asphalt from just south of McEver Road’s intersection with Rafe Banks Drive to Buford,” said Hall County Engineer Kevin McInturff.
He said Stewart Brothers will serve as the contractor on the project and will primarily work from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., weather permitting, Monday through Friday.
“Traffic will be reduced to one lane while crews work, and we do want to warn drivers that they may encounter loose gravel in the area,” McInturff said. “There will be flaggers in the area to direct traffic as well as additional law enforcement personnel to make sure the transition goes as smoothly as possible.”
Although the work is expected to last for approximately two months, Hall County Commissioner Kathy Cooper said she thinks the final result will be well worth the temporary inconvenience.
“McEver Road is in great need of these repairs, and I think motorists will be very pleased with the smooth driving surface once work is complete,” she said.
This portion of the McEver Road reclamation project has been a collaborative effort between Hall County and Flowery Branch.
“I’m very proud of the multi-jurisdictional efforts made by all involved to meet the infrastructure needs of Hall County citizens,” said Cooper.
Motorists are asked to use caution in the area as the work progresses.