Franklin Co. Re-surfacing Project Starting Today

A road re-surfacing project in Franklin County is scheduled to get underway today.

The Georgia Department of Transportation said that re-surfacing of State Route 174 in Franklin County from U.S. Highway 29/State Route 8 to State Route 51 is set to start today if weather permits.

Work will occur weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., with no work planned on Saturdays or Sundays.

DOT officials said the work will involve first removing damaged sections of asphalt on both lanes of the road and patching them.

According to the DOT, resurfacing will begin once the full length of the project is patched.

Officials said delays are expected as work occurs and a flagger or pilot vehicle will direct traffic through the work zone daily.

C.W. Matthews Construction of Marietta is performing the work at a cost of about $697,000.

The nearly 4.6-mile project is set to be complete by August 31.