Repaving and Restriping Efforts Ramping Up on Commerce Drive

The impact

Pavement markings on Commerce Drive between Clairemont Avenue and Church Street will be installed next week to restore traffic service to all previous lanes. This will be a temporary measure until a major repair and repaving project on Commerce and Church Street starts in mid-August.

The details

As part of the permanent paving improvements, Commerce Drive will be milled and resurfaced. Church Street has not been resurfaced since its original construction over 40 years ago, a condition exposing extensive block cracking along the entire roadway area and indicating asphalt paving near the end of its service life. Church Street will undergo significant repair, with patching and resurfacing from Commerce Drive to Forkner Drive. The work requires deep milling and repaving in limited sections so that the repair area is drivable at the end of each day.

Once the repairs and repaving is 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

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. The work may take up to 60 days.

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