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I-20 resurfacing begins Friday evening
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Interstate-20 will be resurfaced from Columbia Dr. to Turner Hill Rd. in DeKalb County starting at 9 p.m. on Friday.

There will be a double left lane closure westbound from Turner Hill Rd. to the Farrington Rd. 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 the fall, and will be continued and completed when temperatures warm up again in the spring.

Work hours will be 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. Lanes will remain open on holiday weekends.

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.

There will be more than 200 workers on site and 300 dump trucks delivering paving material.

Georgia Department of Transportation recommends State Route 12 (Covington Highway) as a possible alternate route.

More information and updated information about this project and traffic and travel information is available at 511 or