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Work on Hwy. 74 starts in Pike, to continue three months

Weather permitting, road construction crews contracted by the Georgia DOT started a project Monday, March 2 to resurface just over 10 miles of Highway 74 from west of Kelly Road in Pike County to the west side of the Potato Creek Bridge in Upson County. Over the next three months, the teams will move up and down the state highway, milling up the old surface and laying new asphalt as they progress. The final steps will involve placing new pavement markings. The project should be complete by the end of summer, 2020. While the crews are in the roadway, a lane closure will be installed around them. Signage will be placed around the work zone, and signal flaggers will direct motorists to follow a pilot vehicle that will escort groups through the work zone safely. Drivers are urged to be alert to the project and to follow the direction of the signal flaggers, who may stop them for a few moments while waiting for the pilot vehicle to return and escort them.  Motorists may wish to find alternate routes to avoid dealing with traffic that may back-up around the work zone. For help with alternate routes, call #511Georgia.

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