Resurfacing of SR 360/Powder Springs Road to bring more lane closures

Road construction equipment on shoulder of road with orange safety barriers

[Editors note: It was pointed out by a reader a few weeks ago that SR 360 is Macland Road. The reader was correct, but the SR 360 designation also takes a right-angle turn where Powder Springs Road intersects Macland Road and follows Powder Springs Road to the north. So the GDOT is correct in referring to this section as Powder Springs Road]

The Georgia Department of Transportation, in a press release, announced another round of lane closures on SR 360 this coming weekend:

Georgia Department of Transportation contractors will install lane closures on SR 360/Powder Springs Road in Cobb County this weekend as crews continue activities related to a resurfacing project on SR 360 from Windy Hill Road to Sandtown Road. Resurfacing improves the condition of the roadway. 

Weather and on-site conditions permitting single “rolling” lane closures will be installed on Powder Springs Road northbound and southbound between Sandtown Road and Macland Road from 9 p.m. on Friday, January 28 until 5 a.m. on Monday, January 31.  Crews will be working at various locations throughout the weekend and the lane closures will “roll” as they move from one location to another.    

Crews will be raising manholes and adjusting traffic signal loops along the roadway. This $2.4 million project is scheduled for completion in spring 2022.

The GDOT recommends the following safety precautions for drivers approaching the work zone:

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.

About the Georgia Department of Transportation

The GDOT describes itself as follows:

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. 

The GDOT’s governing body is the 14-member State Transportation Board. The board is chosen by the state legislative delegations of each of the 14 congressional districts in Georgia. The board members serve five-year terms.

The board is currently chaired by Emily Dunn from the 9th Congressional District.

The State Transportation Board chooses the commissioner, currently Russell R. McMurry.