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Overnight resurfacing on Ga. Highway 120 begins

DULUTH — The Georgia Department of Transportation will start resurfacing Ga. Highway 120 Monday evening, weather permitting.

The project will resurface the road and reconstruct shoulders on the highway from the Chattahoochee River to Atkinson Road.

The work is scheduled for overnights only, according to a news release. Flaggers will be used to allow traffic to flow through the work zone.

On week nights, crews can close lanes from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. On Saturdays and Sundays, lane closures will be allowed from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m.

DOT Construction Engineer Randall Davis urged motorists to avoid the area if possible.

“Monday evening, crews will begin by removing deeply damaged sections of asphalt and patching those locations,” DOT Construction Engineer Randall Davis said. “Work will begin at the intersection with Sugarloaf Parkway and will move towards downtown Duluth. Patching the entire section will take about two weeks, then crews will resurface the entire length of the project.”

This 6.8-mile-long project will be completed by C.W. Matthews Contracting Inc. at a contract price of $1.8 million. The completion date is July 31.