Road reconstruction and repaving on Commerce Drive and Church Street is expected to start the week of August 14, weather permitting. The work includes Commerce Drive from its intersection with Clairemont Avenue to its intersection with Church Street; and then Church Street from Commerce Drive to Forkner Drive.
This is the last major phase of the Pedestrian Safety and Bicycle Trail Improvements and the Church Street Cycle Track.
Church Street has not been resurfaced since its original construction over 40 years ago. Extensive block cracking along the entire roadway area shows asphalt paving near the end of its service life. Significant repair, with patching and resurfacing from Commerce Drive to Forkner Drive, requires deep milling and repaving.
Once the repairs and repaving are completed, new permanent pavement markings and signs will be installed throughout the entire project area. Eighty percent of the funding for this project is being provided by the Georgia Department of Transportation.
How to manage
Expect lane closures and traffic disruptions as these needed repairs are completed. Motorists are encouraged to use alternatives to Church Street during construction.
Work hours will extend from 9:00am to 9:00pm on weekdays during the project which is expected to last up to 60 days. Work is being completed in limited sections so that the repair area is drivable at the end of each day. Until repairs and resurfacing is finished, sections of the roadway will remain rough and uneven. As always, motorists should drive slowly and carefully and be mindful of roadway conditions, pedestrians, contractors, and work crews.
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