Dawsonville - If you plan on traveling down Thompson Road on Thursday beware that the Georgia DOT announced yesterday that a portion of it will be closed and will remain so for two months!
Approximately 1,000 feet of Thompson Road will be closed while the section is rebuilt.
Harold Mull, DOT District Construction Engineer explained, “Thompson Road will be made over completely at its intersection with State Route 53. The road will be rebuilt to intersect SR 53 at the same grade as the state route, improving the distance motorists can see oncoming traffic therefore improving safety. The new turning lanes from Thompson Road onto SR 53 will open for you to use as Thompson Road reopens.”
Again, the closure is scheduled to last 2 months if the weather cooperates. While Thompson Road is closed a signed detour will be in place directing traffic to use SR 53 to Hugh Stowers Rd then to Thompson Road.
This $2.7 million construction project includes construction of turning lanes on State Route 53 and changing the grade on all four roadways to improve sight distance for motorists. The project completion date is June 30, 2013 and the contractor is Baldwin Paving Company of Marietta.
Copyright Glory 1330 2013