LOGANVILLE -- A rainy winter has kept crews from crossing a milestone in the Ga. Highway 20 median project.
But if the rain stays away, officials expect to shift traffic Thursday on the road between Grayson and Loganville, allowing drivers to use one lane on each side of the long-awaited median.
By the evening commute, officials also expect three new traffic signals to become operational. The signals are on Ga. 20 at Oak Grove Road, Hoke O'Kelly Mill Road and Brand Road.
Georgia Department of Transportation spokeswoman had originally announced the traffic shift before Christmas, but the weather put a damper in those plans.
In fact, the $10.9 million project is quite a bit behind schedule. According to the original project with Gary's Grading and Pipeline, the project had been slated to be complete by the end of 2011, but that deadline was missed.
Pope said the project is about 77 percent complete, as of the end of the year.
Traffic shifts and lane closures will continue until the project is complete, which may be in the spring, since paving is temperature sensitive, she said.