Traffic to shift to new lanes on Ga. Highway 20 today

LAWRENCEVILLE - Construction crews have reached another milestone in the project to widen Ga. Highway 20 through Grayson.

Today, workers are expected to shift traffic to newly constructed lanes - which will later be the northbound lanes of Ga. 20 - so upgrades can be performed on the old stretch of highway.

The shift, which will occur if weather permits, will be from Grayson-New Hope Road to Cooper/Ozora Road.

"By moving traffic over we will have room to upgrade on the 'old' lanes of State Route 20," Georgia Department of Transportation District Engineer Russell McMurry said. "Please slow down and give yourself extra time to travel through the work zone as conditions are continually changing."

The 4.2 mile widening from Plantation Boulevard to Cooper/Ozora Road is the first of three planned phases to widen Ga. 20 throughout Gwinnett. The $26. million is expected to be complete by this fall.

For updates and lane closures, go to www.511ga.org.