Ga. 20 to be resurfaced in Lawrenceville

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Say goodbye to the potholes along one Lawrenceville road.

Work is set to begin Monday night along Ga. Highway 20, resurfacing the old, damaged pavement in three phases.

Georgia Department of Transportation officials said Monday the project begins on the stretch from Hurricane Shoals Road to U.S. Highway 29, with lane closures occurring overnight from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. on weeknights. On weekends, the work is allowed to continue until 8 a.m., if weather allows.

Once that stretch is complete, crews from C.W. Matthews Contracting Company will move on to a section from U.S. 29 to Ga. Highway 124, and then to a final section from Ga. 124 to Plantation Boulevard.

"The second section of SR 20 from SR 8 to SR 124 has on street parking. Those parking spaces need to be resurfaced too. As work occurs in this section, parking spaces will be blocked from use during the day to ensure the spaces aren't full and impede the resurfacing work," said Georgia DOT District Engineer Bayne Smith. "Thank you for your understanding and patience while this work occurs."

According to the $1.7 million contract, crews have until the end of the year to complete the 3.88-mile long project to resurface the road, which is damaged after last resurfacing performed in 1998.