The Georgia Department of Transportation said in a press release that the work was scheduled for Georgia Highway 155 at Hill Street on Monday and Georgia Highway 16 at Green Valley Road today.
The work on the crossings, according to GDOT, “depends greatly on current weather forecasts. A wet roadway could prevent crews from laying asphalt as scheduled.”
Detour signs, barricades and message boards will be in place to direct motorists through the detour areas, GDOT advised. Delays are expected in the areas as work occurs.
Norfolk Southern workers were at the Hill Street crossing Monday digging up the pavement. According to a city announcement, that work will continue today and police will be directing traffic to the detours.
City officials recommend avoiding the construction area and using alternate crossings, such as School Street at Experiment Street, North 13th Street at Experiment Street and East Solomon Street at Searcy Avenue.
According to GDOT, work is scheduled to begin at the Norfolk Southern rail line crossing at Highway 16 and Green Valley Road today at mid-morning. Plans are to asphalt the crossing to improve the smoothness in the area.
GDOT will be utilizing a flagger to direct motorists through the area. On Monday, GDOT had barricades up at the Jackson Road-McDonough Road intersection and was sending traffic down North McDonough Road to Highway 16.
GDOT is advising motorists “to reduce speeds as they travel through this construction work zone. Message signs, barrels and cones will be utilized to alert the public of the upcoming changes. Drivers should be aware that personnel and equipment will be operating in close proximity to travel lanes.”