Georgia DOT Resumes Maintenance and Roadway Repair on Appalachian Development Highway in Fannin 

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Georgia DOT Resumes Maintenance and Roadway Repair on Appalachian Development Highway in Fannin 

BLUE RIDGE, Ga.– Georgia DOT advises motorists on State Route (SR) 515/ Appalachian Development Highway in Fannin County that a maintenance crew is set to resume today its work on repairing and deep patching the deteriorating asphalt and concrete spots on this highway.  Work will proceed daily Tuesday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and will force pacing traffic on the state route. This maintenance operation and the lane closure it necessitates are weather permitting and subject to change.

It is the Georgia DOT policy to repair and maintain Georgia interstates and state highways promptly, efficiently and economically using well-planned activities such as deep patching, proper equipment, and skilled and dedicated employees. Prompt repair of small asphalt pavement defects has significant impacts on reducing maintenance costs. Deep patching which will be used in this maintenance operation is one of the methods Georgia DOT uses to repair deteriorated, settled, cracking and dislodged pavement. As used by GDOT, deep patching provides a reasonable measure of roadway repairs and reduces maintenance costs.

You know that construction work zones are dangerous, but do you know that they are not always stationary? Moving work zones that conduct maintenance activities like litter pickup, asphalt repair, mowing, edge pavement repair, pavement marking and sweeping may move slowly and stop intermittently. Treat moving work zones like any other – Pay Attention – Slow Down – Watch for Workers.  And always, expect the unexpected. Work zone safety is in your hands.

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