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Ga. 124 widening project causes monthlong detour

SNELLVILLE - Drivers will have to detour for about a month because of a project to widen Ga. Highway 124.

Georgia Department of Transportation District Engineer, Russell McMurry announced the detour to facilitate the reconstruction of the intersection of Ga. Highway 124 and Trotters Walk in Gwinnett County, which began Monday.

"We are about 75 percent complete with the widening of this section of 124. Now we are tying in the side streets to 124. At Trotter's Walk Circle we have to install curb and gutter and new drainage structures. In order to do all that, we will close Trotter's Walk at 124 for 30 days," McMurry said.

"This will allow the work to be completed quicker and safer than if traffic still flowed through the intersection. Thankfully, there is a short detour, utilizing Trotter's Walk Trail to Sims Road and back to 124."

The detour will last for 30 days, weather permitting, and should reopen May 10.

The widening of Ga. 124 from Centerville Rosebud Road to north of Henry Clover Boulevard in Snellville has an overall completion date of Dec. 31, 2005, and an estimated construction cost of $12.2 million.

Cingular, Verizon and Sprint PCS customers can dial *DOT (*368) and AT&T customers can dial #DOT (#368) for current traffic information. Motorists also can check www.georgia-navigator.com for construction alerts, accidents and other traffic interruptions.

- From staff reports