April 2, 2013 – CHANGES COMING TO CLEVELAND
Cleveland, Ga. – Georgia DOT announces a traffic change on US 129/SR 11/Main Street is scheduled for Tuesday, April 9 if the weather cooperates. The center turn lane on SR 11/Main Street will be removed for about 2,000 feet beginning at Underwood Farms Road to the Sonic Restaurant entrance. This work is part of the changes needed to State Route 11 to accommodate the Cleveland Bypass.
“The grade of State Route 11 must be raised by 13 feet. By removing a short section of the center turn lane, we can shift the northbound lane of SR 11 over and have room to begin the work of raising the grade of the roadway. This temporary shift will be in place for about 2 months. Thank you for your patience as this work occurs,” explained Harold Mull, Georgia DOT District Construction Engineer.
The contract to build Phase One the Cleveland Bypass in White County was awarded to Sunbelt Structures, Inc. of Tucker. This 1.97 mile long project begins at Hope Drive at US 129/SR 11 and extends northwest to SR 115. The contract stipulates a completion date of December 31, 2014 for roadwork. The contract cost is $16,754,384.09.