Weekend road work on Veterans Memorial Highway

Veterans Memorial Highway signVeterans Memorial Highway (photo by Larry Felton Johnson)

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced in a press release that there will be road work with lane closures on Veterans Memorial Highway on an eight-mile stretch from the Douglas County line to the Fulton County line in Cobb County.

The work will last from 9 p.m. this evening until 5 a.m. Monday morning (from July 23 until July 26).

ATLANTA – Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) will install lane closures on US 278/SR 8/Veterans Memorial Highway in Cobb County this weekend from the Douglas County line to the Fulton County line, approximately 8 miles, to continue milling, inlay and resurfacing activities. Resurfacing improves the condition of the deteriorating roadway. 

Weather permitting, one lane will be closed on SR 8 eastbound and westbound from 9 p.m. on Friday, July 23 until 5 a.m. Monday morning.  Work crews will be patching the most damaged areas of the roadway in preparation for deep milling and resurfacing activities.       

The project is scheduled for completion in winter 2022.   

As always, motorists traveling in the area are reminded to reduce their speeds in the work zone. Motorists are also encouraged to wear seatbelts, eliminate distractions behind the wheel, and plan their routes before getting on the road by calling 511 for real-time information on work status and traffic conditions.

Georgia Department of Transportation plans, constructs and maintains Georgia’s state and federal highways. We’re involved in bridge, waterway, public transit, rail, general aviation, bike and pedestrian programs. And we help local governments maintain their roads. Georgia DOT and its nearly 4,000 employees are committed to delivering a transportation system focused on innovation, safety, sustainability and mobility. The Department’s vision is to boost Georgia’s competitiveness through leadership in transportation.