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Widening of Lanier Islands Parkway on schedule

By Pamela A. Keene
 
By the fall of 2019, Lanier Islands Parkway, also known as State Route 347, from McEver Road to Lanier Islands will be completed. The project involves adding a center lane, straightening some curves and putting in a 10-foot-wide path and a sidewalk. The road will also have a round-about when complete. 
 
“We are 55 percent complete and in Stage 2 of construction,” said Katie Strickland with the Georgia Department of Transportation. “The water main owned by the City of Gainesville is currently in the process of being relocated to the new shoulder.” The subgrade is being installed and some sections of the roadway are currently being paved.
 
She said that Stage 3, the final stage of construction, will start with a traffic shift in late March or early April, moving traffic to the portion of the road that has been completed. “This shift will move traffic over to what has been built (new) and allow the former driving surface to be completed and the tie-ins constructed, driveways paved and the slopes graded,” she said. “We don’t anticipate having traffic on the new portions until April and our contractor is working weather-permitting, to be completed with the project by the October 31, 2019, scheduled completion.”

Posted online 2/28/19
 
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