“We are very excited about this project,” said Mayor Eric Clarkson who stopped by the work zone after delivering his annual State of the City address to have a look at the progress. “This is the first paving project that will begin to correct some of the issues with our infrastructure.”To minimize impacts, subdivision streets that are farthest from the I-85 bridge collapse zone will be paved first and a certified flagger will be in the area to handle traffic control. The City asks motorists to use caution while traveling through work zones, and watch for workers.
According to the City, paving on residential streets will take place from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., while paving on North Shallowford Road will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The City notes that vehicles that are parked on the street when paving begins, it will be towed.
Residents are also asked to ensure their sprinkler system is not spraying into the road on the days crews are working, if applicable. Expect minor delays accessing the affected streets while crews are working. Secure any items hanging on walls, especially in the neighborhood areas, after milling and paving occurs a vibrating machine comes behind these two processes to tamp down these layers, and shaking may be felt in houses. Please secure any fragile items.
The City’s Web site will be integral in providing updates to the construction schedule and maps of effected areas. City staff will be working with homeowners’ associations and businesses throughout this process.
More information on the project can be found at www.chamblega.gov or by calling 770-986-5019.
Here are some photos of Thursday’s resurfacing efforts.