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Road renovations begin tonight in Winder

WINDER -- The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced that work begins tonight on the renovation of State Route 11/Broad Street in Downtown Winder.

As a result, one lane will be closed from the railroad crossing to Porter Street 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday and Tuesday as crews begin work to improve drainage and relocate sewer lines.

"This project is unique in that is combines innovative construction materials and techniques with the pretty work of a downtown enhancement project," said Bayne Smith, Georgia DOT District Engineer. "We are working closely with the city of Winder to ensure SR 11 is improved in many ways. After the project, the roadway itself will be strong and durable, moving traffic more efficiently through Downtown. Broad Street will also be more pedestrian friendly and an attractive place to spend your time, drawing more people to the center of town. We want you to know all about the work so we are hosting a Community Information Session, Thursday April 18th at 6 p.m. at the Winder Community Center. Please come and find out all about the work."

The Winder Community Center is located at 113 East Athens Street, Winder, Georgia 30680.

Georgia DOT will be sending out updates throughout the project. To receive updates, email tpope@dot.ga.gov. The Winder Downtown Development Authority will also share project updates on its Facebook page.