The Georgia Department of Transportation’s maintenance crews will begin working on repairing the deteriorating edges of pavement on U.S. Highway 41 and State Route 140 in Bartow County this week, as weather permits, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Edge repair is a maintenance activity that is intended to guard against pavement failure along the edges due to the action of traffic and the loss of edge support that occurs due to the presence of water, aggressive-growth vegetation and wind from either traffic or the atmosphere, according to the press release. GDOT’s edge repairs are designed to minimize the effects of shoulder drop offs and maximize the safety of the roadway for the traveling public.
Work is expected to continue through Thursday, Dec. 12, weather permitting.
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