Macland Road resurfacing project to bring lane closures Saturday

Road construction equipment on shoulder of road with orange safety barriersRoad construction equipment (Cobb County Courier/Larry Felton Johnson)

There will be daytime lane closures on Macland Road this Saturday.

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced the schedule and scope of the project in the following press release:

ATLANTA – Georgia Department of Transportation contractors will install lane closures on SR 360/Macland Road in Cobb County this weekend as crews continue activities related to a resurfacing project on SR 360 from New Macland Road to Windy Hill Road. Resurfacing improves the condition of the roadway and provides a smoother ride for drivers. 

Weather and on-site conditions permitting one alternating left or right lane will be closed on Macland Road eastbound and westbound in the project area from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday, February 26. Work crews will be milling and paving the roadway.

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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.

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