Overnight resurfacing to begin on Ga. 9

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CUMMING, Ga. — Overnight resurfacing of Ga. 9/Atlanta Highway/Dahlonega Highway from Ga. 20/Buford Highway to Ga. 369/Matt Highway will soon begin.

This 5.83-mile-long project was awarded to C.W. Matthews Contracting Company of Marietta for a contract cost of $1.2 million.

The project completion date is Nov. 30.

The first phase of work is to remove damaged asphalt and rebuild those sections from the roadway base up.

The second phase is resurfacing, and final phase is placing the smooth driving surface.

A pilot vehicle will be used to direct traffic through the work zone.

Crews will begin patching on Ga. 9 at Ga. 369 and work south in the southbound lane.

Once crews reach Ga. 20, they will turn around and patch the northbound lane up to Ga. 369.

The contract requires all work will occur overnight from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day, Sundays through Fridays.

“Please be patient as crews resurface the work,” said Bayne Smith, district engineer.

“If the weather cooperates, we expect this work concludes much sooner than the completion dates. Please slow down through the work zone even when crews aren’t present; for your own safety. Most crashes in work zones occur when the work zone is not active.”

FH 05-14-14