Though contractor Knight and Associates is clearing and grubbing land that will become new intersections on State Route 36 near Henderson’s Restaurant, actual roadwork is not expected to begin until mid-fall.
According to Kyle Collins, East Central Communications Coordinator for the Georgia Department of Transportation, road crews will begin laying drainage pipes and curb and gutters in a couple of weeks.
The $1.9 million construction project is designed to improve the safety of a five-way intersection. GDOT plans call for the realignment of Henderson Mill Road approximately .19 miles south of the existing intersection. Its entrance onto Steele Road will be closed off, and a traffic signal will be installed where it intersects with State Route 36.
Steele Road and Flat Shoals Road will be realigned. State Route 36 will be widened and will have two 12-foot travel lanes in each direction with 12-foot left and right turn lanes onto Flat Shoals/Steel Road and Henderson Mill Road. A traffic light will also be installed at that intersection. Ten-foot wide shoulders will line all roads.
The project is expected to be completed by Aug. 31, 2017.