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Posted: June 17, 2010 2:58 p.m.

I-20 resurfacing in DeKalb Co. to begin Friday night

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Transportation announces the resurfacing project on I-20, between Columbia Drive and Turner Hill Road in DeKalb County, will begin Friday at 9 p.m. with a double left lane closure westbound from Turner Hill Road to the Farrington Road overpass.

"Two lanes will always be open to traffic during the construction but we are expecting very heavy traffic in the area," said DOT District Construction Engineer Mickey McGee. "We encourage motorists to use alternate routes or to avoid the project area altogether."

The project will continue on weeknights and weekends until fall, when the temperatures get too cool to pave, and will be completed in the spring. The contractors will not close any lanes on holiday weekends. The work hours are weeknights from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. and on weekends continuously from Friday night at 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. on Monday.

The contractors are E.R. Snell Contractors, Inc and Pittman Construction as a joint venture. The cost of the project is approximately $28.6 million.

Georgia DOT urges travelers to call 511 for updated information about this project. Georgia 511 is a free phone service that provides real-time traffic and travel information statewide, such as traffic conditions, incidents, lane closures, construction, and delays due to bad weather. Callers can also reach live operators to request assistance or report incidents 24 hours a day, seven days a week. More information is available at www.511ga.org. Georgia 511 - we'll get you there

For general information on the Georgia DOT, please visit our Web site (www.dot.ga.gov).

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